From time to time we receive calls from concerned clients claiming the ATO has rung them demanding payment for outstanding debts immediately. Or some clients received an email from someone posing as the ATO to ask you to click on a link.
These are most likely scammers trying to defraud you of your hard earned money. Do not provide them with any information over the phone, or click on any link in that email. For people who have their tax returns prepared and lodged with the ATO via a tax agent – the ATO will not contact you directly as they are required to contact your tax agent first.