On 19 July 2012, the ATO released its compliance program for 2012-13. The Commissioner of Taxation Michael D’Ascenzo, outlined that the ATO would put under the microscope tax fraud and avoidance schemes, people who fail to declare all their income, the highly wealthy, property-related tax issues, and employers who do not meet their superannuation obligations.

Focus areas that have been identified as significant risks to tax and super compliance this year include occupations that have shown a pattern of relatively high levels of work-related claims, such as IT managers, plumber and defence force personnel.