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Project Description


Placeholder combines multiple data sets, NSW spatial APIs, simple natural language processing and both web-based and physical visualization to help the ATO make better make decisions about where services to its more vulnerable clients should be focused in the future.

For our physical visualization, see below:
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Data Story


Placeholder helps the ATO target their tax help program by combining the following:
1. income tax return data from the GovhackATO dataset to target areas with the most eligible clients i.e. low income and net capital gain areas;
2. ABS demographic data from the GovhackATO dataset and geo-locations of retirement villages and technical schools from NSW spatial APIs to target vulnerable students and seniors;
3. personal insolvency data on tax related insolvencies from the AFSA non-compliance in personal insolvency dataset to identify key under-served areas; and
4. flood zoning data from SEED Environmental Planning Instrument - Flood API to ensure that ATO's most vulnerable clients keep their heads above water - literally.
There is clearly some existing strategies in place for centre placement, for example data showed moderate correlation between placement of centers and the numbers of retirement villages in the area. However, there was no correlation between areas with high levels of tax related personal insolvencies and the placement of the centres. This is likely due to the ATO not have access to such data and demonstrates the utility of data sharing between government departments.
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Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

Spatial Services - Administrative Spatial Programs - Retirement Village

Description of Use: ABS demographic data from the GovhackATO dataset and geo-locations of retirement village from NSW spatial APIs was combined to target vulnerable seniorsfor ATO's tax help program. This dataset was combined with ATO Tax Help Centre data in the Govhack ATO dataset via mapping longitude and latitude geo-locations in this dataset to the ABS postal areas keyed data in the Govhack ATO dataset.

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Spatial Services - Administrative Spatial Programs - Technical College

Description of Use: ABS demographic data from the GovhackATO dataset and geo-locations of technical schools, that is Post secondary (TAFEs) educaton excluding University, from NSW spatial APIs was combined to target vulnerable students for ATO's tax help program. This dataset was combined with ATO Tax Help Centre data in the Govhack ATO dataset via mapping longitude and latitude geo-locations in this dataset to the ABS postal areas keyed data in the Govhack ATO dataset.

Data Set

Non-compliance in personal insolvencies - Australian Financial Security Authority

Description of Use: Team Placeholder used simple natural language processing ("NLP") to identify and extract data from this dataset related to tax related insolvencies and used this to identify key under-served areas for the ATO's tax help program. This dataset was combined with ATO tax return data and ABS demographic data in the Govhack ATO dataset via mapping S3A keyed information in this dataset to the ABS postal areas keyed data in the Govhack ATO dataset.

Data Set

Enviromental Planning Instrument - Flood

Description of Use: Flood zoning data was extracted from the SEED Environmental Planning Instrument - Flood API to ensure that ATO's most vulnerable clients keep their heads above water - quite literally.

Data Set

GovHackATO

Description of Use: Key income tax return data from the ATO in this dataset was used to target postal areas mostly likely to have eligible low income earners (i.e. pursuant to ATO policy under $60,000) and ABS demographic data from the this dataset was used to target vulnerable groups such as students and seniors.

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Challenges

Data4Good

Region: New South Wales

Challenge

What do you want from government data challenge?

Region: New South Wales

Challenge

SEED - Open Data with a Purpose

Region: New South Wales

Challenge

Bounty: Mix and Mashup

Region: Australia

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More than apps and maps: help government decide with data

Region: Australia

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Bounty: Tax Help Centers

Region: Australia

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The Friendly ATO

Region: Australia

Challenge

Spatial data challenge

Region: New South Wales

Challenge
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