The ATO has advised that it will be collecting data from ride-sourcing services (eg Uber and GoCatch) during the 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years.

The data matching is to ensure all tax obligations such as registration, lodgement, reporting and payment responsibilities are being met.

The ATO has estimated that it will obtain records relating to up to 60,000 individuals and that data will include: payee account name, payee BSB, payee account number, date of payment to the payee and amount of payment to the payee.