The Ride Sourcing data matching program has been developed to address the compliance risk of the registration, lodgement and reporting of businesses offering ride sourcing services as a driver.
Editor: ‘Ride sourcing’ = Uber (basically).
It is estimated that up to 74,000 individuals (‘ride sourcing drivers’) offer, or have offered, this service.
The ATO will request details of all payments made to ride sourcing providers from accounts held by a ride sourcing facilitator’s financial institution for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years, and match the data provided against their records.
This will identify ride sourcing drivers that may not be meeting their registration, reporting, lodgement and/or payment obligations.
Where the ATO is unable to match a driver’s details against ATO records, it will obtain further information from the financial institution where the driver’s account is held.