The Australian Taxation Office is pretty good at matching up the data it receives from various sources to individual taxpayers. Well, so it ought to be, it’s not rocket science – most of the data they receive presumably comes with tax file numbers.
And sometimes the ATO likes to portray itself as being a little helpful, too. Hence, I recently received a letter from them drawing attention to the fact that I might be in a zone where I could be affected by the upcoming changes to the superannuation rules.
As it happens, I was already aware of this. But I couldn’t help wondering why the letter was addressed to our residential address – when we always use a different mailing address (a P O Box) for all our superannuation and ATO correspondence. Sounds as though there’s room to fine-tune that matching process!