ATO SMS text message alerts for changes made to SMSF information

The ATO has launched a new text message alert service from February 2020 for SMSF Trustees. These messages are legitimate and real and are not scams. 

The ATO has advised these messages are now in place to safeguard your retirement savings and will issue an alert via email/SMS when changes are made within your SMSF. This includes changes to your SMSF’s

1. Bank details

2. Electronic Service Address (ESA)

3. Authorised contact

4. Members

If you receive an alert and are not aware of any changes being made to your fund – you should contact the ATO directly or Butlers Accountants immediately on 5536 2288