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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).

    To access our online services, you'll need a secure online credential such as:

    From 1 April 2020 myGovID and RAM will replace AUSkey.

    The functions available to you will depend on your Access Manager permissions.

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    Online services for agents

    Online services for agents combines the functionality of the tax and BAS agent portals into one service and can be used for interacting with us online.

    You can use it 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.
    Log in to Online services for agents

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    Standard Business Reporting (SBR) and the practitioner lodgment service (PLS)

    SBR is a standard approach to digital record keeping and simplifies reporting to government. The 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 SBR-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 need 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.

    Log in to the Tax Agent Portal

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    Australian Business Register

    You can access your clients' Australian business number (ABN) details online using the Australian Business RegisterExternal Link. Use your myGovID or AUSkey to log in and:

    • 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: 25 Oct 2019QC 40975