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Scammers adopt ‘Robocall’ to target taxpayers

Scammers impersonate ATO phone numbers The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about the continuation of unprecedented numbers of pre-recorded phone calls experienced last year which impersonate legitimate tax office phone numbers. Assistant Commissioner Gavin Siebert said that scammers have adopted ‘Robocall’ technology to target taxpayers across the country. “Scammers are sending pre-recorded messages in…

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What changed on 1 Jan 2019

Quick update Tampon tax (GST on sanitary products) scrapped Voluntary crackdown begins on credit card providers to protect consumers who cannot pay off their credit card debt or who cannot afford an increased limit Higher Education Loan Program: New lifetime caps prevent students repeating courses or continually enrolling in new courses. New loan limits: Increase…