• Andrew carlton
    April 16, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    can see few people are saying this is BAS or xyz ATO's number no its not i have checked and confirmed from ATO. i reckon people who are comment in favour of this no are part of same group

    I was so sure as i picked up the phone an indan guy who cant even pronounce english words properly sitting in india can hear and understand few words of their language from back side cant he ATO officer
    If you aren't sure about the identity of someone claiming to be from the ATO, phone to ATO's Scams and identity theft 1800 008 540 between 8.00am–6.00pm, or find the general queries number on ato website or use the website live chat option . stay safe guys
  • ELIZABETH
    March 27, 2019
    Company
    Australia
    Caller: 1300 661 508

    definetly tax office, outstanding bas statements.
  • AR
    March 14, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    I called the ATO after receiving a message from 'The ATO" to call back within 48 hours on this number. They told me this is a scam. The actual ATO rep I spoke to couldn't find that phone number or the reference number left in the message on their system anywhere. He also had my name and TFN and nothing came up. So.....? He said it was good I called them on their main number first to check.
  • Anonymous
    March 13, 2019
    Silent call
    Australia
    It's a real number. It's the compliance section of the ATO, the number isn't listed on the website as it is an outbound campaign number.

    If any doubts call 1800 008 540 (switchboard) or 13 28 61 (Individuals) - both numbers are on the ATO website. Give them your details and ask them if anyone from the Debt Early Intervention called you.
  • Anonymous
    January 17, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    This is a scam
  • Anonymous
    January 4, 2019
    Unknown
    Australia
    definitely the ATO non lodgement / non compliance line.
  • Anonymous
    December 4, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: ATO

    Why would you write this when from most other responses this number is obviously legit?
    Read other responses before reporting something as a scam. Saying scam over and over does not make you any more correct.
    You are no better than a real scammer.
  • Nida Enjalran
    September 21, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
    Caller: Tax department NSW

    Scam Scam... as they called me with wrong name and when I checked in the real website, the number doesn't exist.
    She asked the tax no and abn... Never.. giving away own information.
  • Anonymous
    August 23, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: 1300 661 508

    Valid number for ATO lodgement team - usually requesting a call back if late in lodgments BAS or tax returns.
  • Anonymous
    July 31, 2018
    Unknown
    Australia
    Caller: Scam

    Beware...had no real details... tried to update everything as far as address and phone number. Alarm bells went off when 'Don Soby' from Adelaide asked for the phone number that they had called me on... I was actually asked what number they had just called....
  • Anonymous
    July 18, 2018
    Other
    Australia
    Caller: Australian Taxation’s Office

    This is definitely a legitimate ATO number, related to business / company lodgements. You can also call the main ATO number and be transferred across if you have any concerns.
  • Sydney
    April 13, 2018
    Other
    Australia
    I had a call from 1300 661 508 leaving a message from Australian Taxation Office (ATO) about late Business Activity Statement (BAS) lodgement. I thought it was a hoax, but it turned out to be legitimate follow up for not lodging BAS and tax returns. They can prove their identity without you revealing your Tax File Number (TFN). They were very reasonable and helpful. They could have charged a fine for late lodgement, but because the business had been inactive for a long time, they did not charge and were very reasonable.
  • SCAMBUSTER
    January 24, 2018
    Scam call
    Australia
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  • Charley
    November 29, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    Hi Sarah
    The 1300 661 508 number is legit, however appears unusual you got disconnected. You can call the ATO Personal line on 13 28 61 (verifiable in white pages) and they will be able to confirm contact attempt and why they were calling you.
  • Lorraine
    November 22, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    Yes this is definitely a real ATO number. They called and left me a message to call them back. I then called the usual 132869 number and told them about it. They then transferred me through to that number. The girl at that number said yes it was them. I sorted out my problem and it was nothing in the end, but always be careful with any numbers. Ring the 13 number rather than the one they left.
  • Sarah
    November 20, 2017
    Scam call
    Australia
    My mum received NO caller ID and asked how to call back, 1300 661 508 was given. I called this number back, auto machine answered claiming this is ATO and asking for TFN to be keyed in...which I don't have... after a little while a male answered and also confirm that they are ATO, and asking for TFN. I said I don't have and can you search by name & DOB, he hesitated but ok. After I gave name & DOB, he didn't say anything and this call was put on hold for a few minutes and then disconnected. I don't think this is a legitimate call...
  • Mike
    May 8, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    This a legit ATO number to do with late lodgements for Income Tax, BAS, etc. Called number back, very helpful and understanding.
    But if you are still unsure, call the main number and they can put you through once they know your details.
  • Nalmo
    February 8, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    The ATO has a number you can call to report scams or check if the number you have been asked to ring is genuinely the ATO.
    1800 008 540
    Got the number from the caller as well as the ATO web site.
  • Anna
    January 24, 2017
    Unknown
    Australia
    Called the ATO, they verified that this is not their number.
  • Gregory
    January 23, 2017
    Debt Collector
    Australia
    it is valid, just ring the ATO and confirm. It is for late BAS lodgement. I owed nothing, just forgot to lodge BAS. If you have mygov, you can login and confirm this. In fact lodging a nil activity statement takes all of 5 seconds online no joke. As a bonus, I see in the superannuation section you can consolidate super accounts online now. Yes, I had someone with a strong Asian accent ring too and ask for TFN/ABN on voicemail. It doesn't help that there ARE a lot of scamcallers with Asian accents. I get these about 1-2x per month.

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