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  • Open Forums

    Open Forums provide an opportunity for you to interact with us in your local area. At an Open Forum you can:

    • hear about the latest updates and changes
    • raise questions and participate in open conversations with us about matters of importance to you and your practice.

    Your attendance at an Open Forum may contribute towards your continuing professional educationExternal Link (CPE) with the Tax Practitioners Board.

    What we discuss

    Our discussions cover, but are not limited to:

    • the latest updates on our digital initiatives including                            
      • what we've seen since the implementation of Single Touch Payroll
      • the development of Online services for agents, your new channel providing access to services currently available on the portals
      • myGovID, the authentication replacement for AUSkey
       
    • combating the black economy
    • work-related expenses and how we're addressing the individuals tax gap
    • the 2018 Budget superannuation proposals and closing the superannuation guarantee gap
    • the Tax Practitioner Board’s focus for 2018–19
    • an insight into debt and improving our debt processes.

    How to participate

    The Open Forums schedule is updated regularly.

    When you register for an Open Forum, you will receive a confirmation email with the details you need.

    Numbers are limited for each forum. If you cannot make the forum or you need to contact us about your registration, you can email us.

    Open Forums schedule:

    Our current schedule runs to December. We will continue to update this schedule with events for next year, which will include visits to the Northern Territory and Tasmania.

    Table 1: Open Forums in New South Wales

    Location

    Date

    Time

    Tamworth

    19 September 2018

    9.30am–1.30pm

    Coffs Harbour

    20 September 2018

    9.30am–1.30pm

    Belmore

    17 October 2018

    This session is full.

    Parramatta

    7 November 2018

    This session is full.

    Byron Bay

    27 November 2018

    9.30am–1.30pm

    Sydney

    5 December 2018

    This session is full.

    Table 2: Open Forums in Victoria

    Location

    Date

    Time

    Epping – tax agents only

    6 September 2018

    5.00pm–9.00pm

    Epping – BAS agents only

    7 September 2018

    9.30am–1.00pm

    Geelong

    13 September 2018

    9.00am–1.00pm

    Essendon

    4 October 2018

    9.00am–1.00pm

    Box Hill – BAS agents only

    2 November 2018

    9.30am–1.30pm

    Sale

    8 November 2018

    9.30am–1.30pm

    Melbourne

    15 November 2018

    This session is full.

    Table 3: Open Forums in Western Australia

    Location

    Date

    Time

    Perth

    29 August 2018

    This session is full.

    Joondalup – tax agents only

    14 November 2018

    5.00pm–9.00pm

    Table 4: Open Forums in Queensland

    Location

    Date

    Time

    Mackay

    12 October 2018

    9.30am–1.30pm

    Sanctuary Cove

    16 October 2018

    9.30am–1.30pm

    Gladstone

    30 October 2018

    7.30am–11.30am

    Brisbane

    4 December 2018

    9.00am–1.00pm

    Table 5: Open Forums in South Australia

    Location

    Date

    Time

    Glenelg

    28 August 2018

    9.00am–1.00pm

    Table 6: Open Forums in Australian Capital Territory

    Location

    Date

    Time

    Canberra

    21 November 2018

    This session is full.

    Register for an Open Forum

     

    Last modified: 13 Nov 2018QC 44763