The Tax Office has confirmed that the majority of “tip-offs” it receives about possible tax avoidance are related to business, amid concerns competitors may play dirty by “dobbing in” innocent businesses oThe Tax Office has confirmed that the majority of “tip-offs” it receives about possible tax avoidance are related to business, amid concerns competitors may play dirty by “dobbing in” innocent businesses

The ATO recently revealed it is on track to receive more than 70,000 tip-offs about undeclared income and dodgy tax practices this financial year — a major increase on the 51,000 received last year. “We’re seeing an upwards trend in the volume of referrals about people suspected of participating in the black economy, which suggests that honest businesses have had enough of competitors cheating the system and getting an unfair advantage,” said ATO assistant commissioner Peter Holt at the time