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  • Departing Australia superannuation payment (DASP) online intermediary application system

    Departing Australia superannuation payment (DASP) online intermediary application system is a secure website that helps you, as a registered tax agent, to claim a DASP on behalf of your former temporary resident client by:

    • confirming whether your client is eligible to apply for a DASP through an online check with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)
    • locating your client's super accounts (whether held by us or a super fund)
    • generating an electronic DASP claim (which is sent to the super fund and/or us)
    • removing the requirement to obtain an immigration certificate from the DIBP for super fund claims.
    Log in to the DASP online system

    Next step:

    • If you experience problems using the DASP online intermediary application system, email DASPmail@ato.gov.au

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    Your client's eligibility for a DASP

    Generally, you can claim a DASP on behalf of a client who held a temporary visa that has ceased to be in effect (for example, a visa that has expired or been cancelled) and who has left Australia. However, there are different eligibility requirements depending on whether it is a super fund or ATO-held money claim.

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    Your eligibility to use the system

    To be eligible to use the DASP online intermediary application system, you must:

    • be either
      • a tax agent with full registration with the Tax Practitioners Board
      • an individual or organisation with a conditional tax agent registration with the Tax Practitioners Board for the purpose of claiming DASP
       
    • apply for an Agreement for departing Australia superannuation payments
    • obtain written authority from each client before claiming on their behalf
    • register this authority with us, by adding the clients to your ATO Client List in the Tax Agent Portal
    • have an ABN and an AUSkeyExternal Link.

    If you are a registered tax agent, you are not authorised to use the DASP online application system for individuals, or to use myGov and ATO online services for individuals to claim a DASP on behalf of your client.

    Tax treatment of a DASP

    To find out how a DASP is taxed refer to the DASP tax rates. A higher tax rate may apply to a DASP if a client has held a working holiday maker visa.

    A DASP is non-assessable non-exempt income to your client. However, it is still subject to a final DASP withholding tax. The amount of tax is withheld by the payer (either the ATO or a super fund) when the payment is made. Do not include the payment or the tax in your client's tax return.

    Last modified: 23 Nov 2017QC 16855