With the release of the second round of Cash Flow Boost payments and the June 2020 JobKeeper payments, the ATO has a message for us all, so beware and do the right thing!
“If you've made a claim and made genuine mistakes, we'll help you resolve them. We want to give you the support you need, without the worry of accruing a debt, repaying money or getting penalised for genuine mistakes.
We know that most Australians are honest and do the right thing. However there are a handful of people who try to take advantage and exploit the system for their own financial gain.
We will not tolerate anyone engaging in illegal behaviour or developing contrived schemes designed to take advantage of the COVID-19 stimulus packages. Where people deliberately exploit the system, we will take action. We've already seen some examples of people doing the wrong thing, and we've acted quickly and decisively.”