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3.3.7 Data Matching data matching program involves computerised matching of identity and income data held by various government agencies. Current matching programs include:

  • income matching with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
  • identity matching with the ATO
  • Commonwealth superannuation with Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation
  • death matching with Registrar General's Offices; and
  • payment matching with Centrelink.

In all cases, current records should be updated before any overpayment action is taken.