This page outlines how RevenueSA will ensure the privacy of personal information collected in the course of undertaking its responsibilities.

Through the Commissioner of State Taxation RevenueSA is responsible for the:

  • implementation, management, collection and enforcement of the State’s taxation revenue, namely stamp duty, payroll tax and land tax;
  • management of the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) and housing grant schemes;
  • management and collection of the fixed property component of the Emergency Services Levy (ESL); and
  • management of Government rebate incentive schemes.

Secrecy and Use of Official Information

Secrecy provisions are encompassed within the Taxation Administration Act 1996 and other Acts administered by RevenueSA. These Acts and RevenueSA protect your personal information.

RevenueSA staff are bound by the secrecy provisions and upon commencing employment with RevenueSA are required to sign a secrecy declaration acknowledging that they have read and understood the secrecy and confidentiality provisions of the legislation they administer. Contractors and other persons who are required to access floor space occupied by RevenueSA are also bound by the same secrecy provisions and are required to sign a secrecy declaration.

A criminal offence is committed by any person found guilty by the Courts of knowingly breaching the secrecy provisions.
Your personal information will only be collected by RevenueSA for the purposes of administration and enforcing of state taxation and associated legislation.

All personal information collected by RevenueSA is securely stored and not misused. RevenueSA will not unlawfully disclose any information.

Your information may only be disclosed under the following circumstances:

  • where you, or your representative, has provided consent;
  • to facilitate the administration of legislation administered by RevenueSA and by revenue offices in other Australian Jurisdictions;
  • in legal proceedings;
  • to the holder of a prescribed officer or a prescribed body established under South Australian legislation or the legislation of another Australian jurisdiction as outlined in the Taxation Administration Regulations 2017;
  • where authorised under the Regulations.

Freedom of Information (FOI)

The Freedom of Information Act 1991 gives you the right to access (subject to certain restrictions) documents held by government.

The Department of Treasury & Finance will provide you with access to information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

More information regarding Freedom of Information can be found on the Department of Treasury & Finance website.

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