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  • Tax agents

    Most of your business reporting and transactions with us can be done online using:

    • Online services for agents
    • The practitioner lodgment service (PLS)
    • Standard Business Reporting (SBR)
    • Tax Agent Portal
    • Australian Business Register (ABR).

    You'll need an AUSkeyExternal Link security credential to access most of our secure online services. The functions available to you are dependent on your Access Manager permissions.

    Online services for agents

    Online services for agents is a replacement of our tax and BAS agent portals and can be used for interacting with us online.

    It can be used to:

    • view and update your clients' registration details
    • prepare, lodge, view and print activity statements for your clients
    • view client account information
    • request refunds and credit transfers on behalf of your clients
    • communicate with us using secure practice mail
    • view payment options, make and view payment plans and print payment slips
    • test, lodge and download certain files using the file transfer function.

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    Log in to Online services for agents

    Standard Business Reporting (SBR) and the PLS

    Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is a standard approach to digital record-keeping and simplifies reporting to government. The Practitioner Lodgment Service (PLS) is a service accessed by your practice management software and operates on the SBR platform. This service enables you to interact digitally with us through your PLS enabled software.

    You can prepare reports directly from your SBR-enabled practice software and lodge using the PLS for a wide range of tax returns, forms, statements and reports. You can also use it to report Single Touch Payroll, request reports and to prepare and revise activity statements.

    If your SBR-enabled software is cloud based (online) you won't need an AUSkey to interact with us. Your digital service provider will let you know what you need to do.

    You do require an AUSkey for desktop software and to access Online services for agents and the Tax Agent Portal.

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    Tax Agent Portal

    The services in the Tax Agent Portal are now available in Online services for agents. The Tax Agent Portal will continue to be available while you transition to Online services for agents.

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    Log in to Tax Agent Portal

    Australian Business Register

    You can access your clients’ ABN details online using the ABRExternal Link. Use your AUSkey to log in to:

    • change secure ABN information (for example, postal address and public officer) and receive confirmation of the change in the same internet session
    • apply for a tax file number (TFN)
    • register for pay as you go (PAYG) or goods and services tax (GST).

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    Departing Australia superannuation payments (DASP) online system

    You can use the DASP online intermediary application to claim superannuation on behalf of your temporary resident clients who have departed Australia and no longer have active visas.

    Log in to the DASP online system

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    Last modified: 02 May 2019QC 40975