Tax related email scams are on the rise.  Since June, reports from the public of phishing scams have quadrupled from 3,586 to 15,441 compared with the same period last year!

The Australian Taxation Office advises people to be vigilant of tax related emails that mimic its publications.  Think twice and then think again before clicking on links and attachments in tax related emails or on social networking sites.

The Australian Taxation Office will NEVER send taxpayers an email asking them to confirm, update or disclose confidential information including their name, date of birth, address, passwords or credit card details.

BE VIGILANT – be aware of tax related email scams!