Tax Time 2019 rolls on

12 November 2019

2019 has been a year of change for you and your clients. We value the role you play in the tax and super systems, helping your clients understand and meet their obligations, and contributing to a successful tax time this year.

Do your clients hire contractors?

11 November 2019

Employers can be caught out with penalties and charges if they misclassify their workers. Help your clients decide if their contractors are actually employees.

SMSF bank accounts

11 November 2019

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) need to have a bank account in the fund's name to accept contributions, rollovers of super and income from investments. We will contact SMSF trustees to ask them to update their SMSF's bank account information if necessary.

Payment due date for company and super clients

5 November 2019

Some companies and superannuation funds have a payment due date of 1 December. If your clients have an income tax liability this year, you can check their payment due date online.

Old tax and BAS agent portals closing

5 November 2019

Following recent consultation, we have decided to close the portals from 11.30pm AEDT Friday 29 November 2019. If you have not started using Online services for agents you need to transition now.

Fuel tax credits for passenger air conditioning

4 November 2019

From 1 November 2019 be aware of changes to claiming fuel tax credits for fuel used to power the passenger air conditioning of heavy vehicles like buses and coaches. These may affect how your clients report in their December quarterly activity statements.

One system for all tax accounts

29 October 2019

Activity statement financial processing will consolidate all our tax accounts into one system, and will improve functions in Online services for agents. We are working with you and your professional associations to deliver the changes at the end of the year.

Save time: do Division 293 elections online

29 October 2019

It is quicker to action additional tax on concessional contributions (Division 293) election forms online. Find out how to lodge these using Online services for agents.