Serious Financial Crime Taskforce
$99.79million recouped for the community
Help ensure the integrity of the Australian economy and financial markets by reporting suspicion of a financial crime or unusual activity.
You can report information by:
Completing a Report a Commonwealth crime form
Contacting the ATO to report tax evasion by completing an online tax evasion reporting form, or by phoning 1800 060 062.
The Serious Financial Crime Taskforce (Taskforce) is a multi-agency taskforce targeting Serious Financial Crime in Australia.
The Taskforce forms part of the Fraud and Anti-Corruption Centre, which is led by the Australian Federal Police. The Taskforce brings together the agencies strategic and operational level intelligence, capacity and capability to identify and treat serious financial crime.
Offences targeted by the Taskforce relate to serious fraud, money laundering and defrauding the Commonwealth. The current priorities include criminality related to international tax evasion, fraudulent phoenix activity, trusts and superannuation.
The Taskforce commenced on 1 July 2015 and is progressing 26 criminal, civil and intelligence matters. The following is a snapshot of results to 31 December 2016 (results updated quarterly):
56search warrants executed
$190.89million in tax liabilities raised
- High Court judgement confirms blatant tax evasion (16/11/16) - ATO website
- ATO Commissioner statement regarding 'week of action' (06/09/16) - ATO website
- ACIC response to Panama papers (06/09/16) - ACIC website
- AUSTRAC follows the Panama Papers’ money trail (06/09/16) - AUSTRAC website
- Tax cheats brought to justice (14/06/16) - ATO website
- ATO statement regarding release of taxpayer data (04/04/16) - ATO website
- Accountant sentenced for a role in hiding client funds offshore to evade tax (30/10/15) - ATO website
- Serious Financial Crime Taskforce factsheet (PDF, 165KB)
- AFP Fraud and Anti-Corruption Centre factsheet (PDF, 140KB)
- Financial crimes - ACIC website
- Fraud - ACIC website
- ATO The fight against tax crime information - ATO website