The ATO Longitudinal Information Files (ALife): Individuals - A new dataset for public policy research

Vol: 
13/2021
Author name: 
Abhayaratna, T
Carter, A
Johnson, S
Year: 
2021
Month: 
July
Abstract: 

The Australian Taxation Office Longitudinal Information Files: Individuals (ALife: Individuals), is one of the most comprehensive tax administrative datasets in the world. The ALife: Individuals dataset, which currently covers the period 1990-91 to 2017-18, is based on a 10 per cent longitudinal sample of administrative unit-record personal income tax data. This new, high quality, longitudinal, de-identified, research-ready dataset is available to approved researchers through secure environments that safeguard taxpayers’ information. The availability of ALife: Individuals opens exciting new possibilities for public policy research and evaluation that will improve understanding of taxpayer behavior and support policy development and its administration.

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