19 Dec 2017

Visa information matched with tax records to protect visa holders from exploitation

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

The Australian Taxation Office expects to begin acquiring information from businesses and visa holders so it can electronically match the data with taxation records for this financial year, as well as for 2018-19 and 2019-20. It is anticipated that the initiative will help identify non-compliance with obligations under taxation and superannuation laws and prevent the exploitation of visa holders working in Australia.

The 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 have any questions about the above changes, please do not hesitate to contact our migration agents on 08 6263 4406 or

Immigracious will keep you updated on further developments as they arise. To read about the 457 Visa Changes, click here.

Immigracious Migration Agent, Sheila Woods. MARN: 0533879.
Migration Institute of Australia.

Sheila Woods

Posted by: Sheila Woods

A very experienced migration agent, Sheila has always been fascinated by this field. Her university degree thesis was on Australia’s post-war immigration history (and it earned her first-class honours).

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