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  • Open Forums

    Open Forums are an opportunity to meet with us in your area. They form part of our broader engagement strategy with registered tax and BAS agents.

    The intent of the forums is to:

    • hear directly from you about matters affecting you, your practice and the broader tax professional community
    • provide an opportunity to raise questions for discussion and interact with us in an open environment
    • allow us to share information on matters of key importance.

    What we discuss

    Our discussions cover, but are not limited to:

    • Our current focus for tax practitioners including        
      • updates on the practitioner lodgment service (PLS)
      • work-related expenses
      • the latest updates on Single Touch Payroll
      • improving online services and the Tax and BAS agent portals
      • scams.
    • Superannuation survival guide        
      • a practical guide to help you navigate the super changes and incorporate them into your business practice.
    • Employer obligations including        
      • an update on the working holiday makers law change
      • an extension of Taxable payments annual reporting to new industries
      • quick tips for engaging contractors.
    • Debt            
      • how to benefit from early engagement with us including transparency of tax debt.
    • Current Tax Practitioners Board issues affecting your practice including        
      • cyber security
      • authorisation to lodge
      • black economy taskforce.

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

    How to participate

    The schedule of Open Forums is updated regularly and numbers are limited for each forum. When you register, you will receive a confirmation email with further details.

    We are currently planning our program of Open Forums for March to June 2018. Continue to check this page for information as we confirm dates and locations.

    Last modified: 19 Jan 2018QC 44763