NSW Possible miss use my TAX number

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  1. Louise too

    Louise too Well-Known Member

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    my accountant bought to my attention that my ex used my tfn for a period in 2017.
    This also affected my taxable income. Instead of receiving $3000 refund I now owe $4000!!!
    I’m also paying more child support in incorrect amount.

    I emailed her employer to adv this and he asked for her tfn number , I adv he needs to chase her up for this and in meantime I requested he contact ato to fix this up. He did not reply.

    I rang ato. Reported. Been chasing this up last 2 months. However come to stand still yesterday. After hour on phone to ato. No one knows where this is up too. !!!! And states case is closed. And I still owe ato $4000 and my income is substainally higher than it should be.

    I was promised phone call back from ato But heard nothing.

    I logged onto my tax through my gov and shows she is still using my Tfn this year.

    Please any advice how to stop this please ‘n
     
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    I'd be telling the ex if it doesn't stop asap I'd be reporting it to the police as fraud.
     
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    I did that. She called me a dumb f wit for not telling her employer her Tfn. I said breach of privacy.
    She is still using it. And told her I will report it.
     
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    I’m just really surprised how ato is handling it. !
     
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    You were right not to disclose your ex's TFN. Divulging or communicating another person's TFN to a third party is an offence under the Taxation Administration Act, punishable by fines of up to $21,000 and 2 years imprisonment.

    This situation sounds like a breach of the Privacy Act under Privacy (Tax File Number) Rule 2015. You should immediately make a complaint to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner who looks after privacy complaints - www.oaic.gov.au.
     
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