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  • Open Forums 2019

    Open Forums are about to wrap up for the financial year. During 2018–19 we held six Open Forums just for BAS agents.

    Specifically tailored for BAS agents, topics included:

    • Online services for agents
    • Single Touch Payroll
    • myGovID, the authentication replacement for AUSkey
    • the benefits of e-Invoicing for you and your clients
    • the extension of the Taxable payment reporting system to new industries.

    We asked the forum participants what they enjoyed most about the sessions. They told us they appreciated:

    • the information provided was specific to BAS agents
    • the opportunities to be involved, ask questions and hear from their peers
    • getting information directly from us and the Tax Practitioners Board about matters affecting them
    • how we are prepared to communicate and support BAS agents as a separate audience to tax agents.

    One BAS agent said they liked 'seeing real people from the ATO who are prepared to communicate and support BAS agents, and the opportunity to hear fellow BAS agents ask questions I may not have thought about asking.'

    We will hold more Open Forums just for BAS agents in the new financial year, and we encourage you to come along. Keep an eye out for our updated Open Forums schedule in the Tax professionals newsletter.

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    Last modified: 11 Jun 2019QC 59282