• Every year counts – software developers

    We're working to improve your experience of the tax and superannuation systems based on what you told us you needed. The blueprint outlines how the ATO is reinventing the experience you have

    Some changes will happen in the near future and others will take longer. We want to make every year count, so you'll see a program of improvements being delivered now and in the years ahead.

    You can read more about our changes and how we're improving below or download the Every year counts timeline for software developers (Portable Document Format 282 KB)This link will download a file.

    Improvements in 2016–17

    Here are key initiatives you've told us are important that have been or will be delivered in 2016–17:

    • A simpler BAS experience – you have the opportunity to be involved in the design and testing of the simpler BAS solution for small business.
    • Working in partnership – you are clear on the mutual obligations between industry and the ATO. You can partner with us to develop solutions that enhance the delivery of tax and super services that also benefit software developers.
    • Streamlining business registration – you can connect new services into your software that allow your clients to register and maintain business details.
    • Single Touch Payroll pilot – you may be involved in the development of the small business pilot with us, small business and other software developers.

    In addition to the experience outlined above, you may be involved in consultation and co-design activities on the following key improvements:

    • A single entry point for interacting with the ATO.
    • The opportunity to shape elements of the Enterprise Client Profile.

    Improvements in 2015–16

    In 2015–16, we focused on fixing the basics and delivered new, tailored services to transform how you deal with us and give you greater certainty.

    We're working as partners. We want to make it easier for you to stay up to date and ensure you're consulted at the right time on changes that impact you and your clients.

    In 2015–16, we delivered:

    Last modified: 30 Jun 2017QC 49617