Visa information matched with tax records to ensure compliance

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As part of the 457 Visa program’s transition to the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa in March 2018, businesses and visa holders will be need to meet requirements to provide information to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for data matching.

The initiative is designed to identify non-compliance with obligations under taxation and superannuation laws and prevent the exploitation of visa holders working in Australia. Here’s what businesses can prepare now for the changes.

Details for Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Data Matching

The Australian Taxation Office expects to begin acquiring information from businesses and visa holders to electronically match the data with taxation records for this financial year, as well as for 2018-19 and 2019-20.

Information required for the data matching will include:

  • Address and contact history for visa applicants and sponsors
  • All visa grants acquired by the applicant
  • All international travel movements undertaken by visa holders (arrivals and departures)
  • Current visa grant status and visa subclass
  • Contact and address history for appointed migration agents
  • Sponsor details

If you are interested in finding out more about how you can manage the impact of the 457 visa changes to your business, please contact our migration agents at visas@interstaff.com

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You may also be interested in attending our WA Business Migration Seminar, which Interstaff will be hosting to help businesses prepare for the introduction of the TSS Visa Program in March 2018. The session will comprise of a Breakfast, Seminar and Q&A session.

Save the Date | Tuesday 20 February 2018, 7.30am – 9am.

Location: AMP Tower Level 1, 140 St Georges Tce (Saxon’s) Perth CBD.

About the Author: 

Sheila Woods is an established registered migration agent with over ten years experience in Australian migration. She was recently nominated for the 40 under 40 Business awards and is the Managing Director of Interstaff and Immigracious. Listen to Sheila’s interview on Perth’s 6PR radio station about the recent 457 visa changes.