Level 14 140 William Street Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Tax and Immigration Consequences of Data Matching: What This Means For Employers and Visa Holders

Tuesday 16 February 2016

8.00 am - 10.00 am (AEDT)

Breakfast Briefing:

Tax and Immigration Consequences of Data Matching: 

What This Means For Employers and Visa Holders

Tuesday 16 February 2016

8.00 am – 10.00 am (AEDT)


Level 14 

140 William Street 

Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia 

Please join Berry Appleman & Leiden and BDO as they present the methodologies of the data matching program utilised by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The DIBP Visa Holders Data Matching Program has been developed to assist the ATO to effectively detect and correct any compliance risks within the visa holding population, which additionally extends to the obligations of the sponsoring employer.  

The data matching program obtains key information from users of the various visa subclasses including: 457 sponsor details, nominated base salary amount, occupation code, biometrics, and travel history.

The ATO scrutiny of this data may result in non-compliance being exposed, leading to un-budgeted tax and superannuation costs, penalties and interest and flow on employer and corporate tax implications.  

Martin Russell, Director at Berry Appleman & Leiden in Melbourne, will present the DIBP’s role in data matching and how employers can accommodate this within their immigration policies. The current immigration environment for corporate users will be discussed, and best practices for immigration compliance will be a highlight of this briefing.

Kumar Krishnasamy, Partner for Employment and Expatriate Tax at BDO in Australia, will discuss the ways in which expatriate employees working in Australia as well as their employers can mitigate potential exposure to non-compliance of their taxation obligations.

There will be a general update on any new developments on immigration and taxation, with time being allocated for questions and answers.


8.00 am – 8.30 am

Registration and Light Breakfast

8.30 am – 10.00 am



Martin Russell, Director, Berry Appleman & Leiden Pty Ltd

Kumar Krishnasamy, Partner, Tax – Employment & Expatriate, BDO

To Register: Please register HEREThere is no fee for the conference. Space is limited, so early registration is advisable. 

For Event Questions: Please contact rnunan@balglobal.com.