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22/07/2019Practical tipsThis page contains links to tips and advice for tax professionals about common errors, plus other topics of interest.
17/07/2019Rental property owners toolkitWe have developed a new toolkit to help you and your clients who own rental properties understand their obligations.
16/07/2019Have your clients sold property?If your clients supply (sell) new property, they must report sales and GST in their business activity statements. Check you are correctly reporting GST at settlement for your supplier clients, and if necessary, amend errors.
16/07/2019Informing your clients their information is 'Tax readySome of your clients may receive a myGov Inbox message to let them know their end of year income statement is 'Tax ready'.
16/07/2019Private health insurance information in the pre-fill reportUse the pre-fill report to determine the number of days your client had private patient hospital cover. If the information is not available in pre-fill by 20 July 2019, your client may need to request a statement from their health insurance provider.
15/07/2019Superannuation information your clients now have access toFind out what new features most APRA and self-managed super funds (SMSFs) fund members can access and view on myGov/ATO Online. SMSF members and most APRA fund members can now see their employer contributions.
11/07/2019Cyber safety at tax timeBeing cyber safe can prevent criminals accessing your business and personal data. Find out what you can do to protect your practice and your clients.
10/07/2019Low and middle income tax offset now lawChanges to the Personal Income Tax Plan are now law.
10/07/2019Update on AUSkey replacementFind out the latest on myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM), which will replace AUSkey by March 2020.
08/07/2019Changing business structureMany small businesses change their business structure from a sole trader to more complex company or trust structures. If this applies to your clients, help them avoid common errors.
08/07/2019Help reunite your clients with unclaimed superWe are identifying eligible clients with unclaimed money in ATO-held super and encouraging them to update their financial institution details so we can pay them the amount directly. Find out how you can help us reunite your clients with their unclaimed super.
05/07/2019Using stock for private useRemember to ask your business clients if they use stock for private use. The value of this stock is part of their assessable income, and must be included on their income tax return.
02/07/201910 things to know this tax timeTo help you and your clients this tax time, we have put together a list of key information you need to know.
02/07/2019Contacting your clients about STP reporting irregularitiesWe are currently contacting some businesses where we have identified issues with their Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting. These businesses may be your clients.
02/07/2019Defined benefit income capYour clients who receive income from capped defined benefit income streams may have additional tax liabilities. You may need to calculate their entitlement to the 10% tax offset.
02/07/2019FBT and taxi travelLearn about our definition of a taxi for the purposes of applying the fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption. Let your employer clients know their employee's travel in ride-sourcing vehicles or other vehicles for hire may be subject to FBT.
02/07/2019Small business clients need to be ready for STP by 30 SeptemberReporting through Single Touch Payroll (STP) for small employers started on 1 July. If your small business clients have not started reporting through an STP-enabled solution, they have until 30 September 2019 to take action.
01/07/2019Foreign exchange ratesList of daily, monthly and annual foreign exchange rates. Updated to include daily and monthly rates for June 2019.
01/07/2019Tax agent lodgment programThe Lodgment program 2019–20 details the concessional lodgment due dates provided to registered agents during the 12 months ending 30 June 2020.
27/06/2019Client listHow to download and maintain your client list in Online services for agents.
25/06/2019Correction to overdue lodgment emailsIf your clients had income tax returns with a due date of 15 May, we consider them to be lodged on time if you lodged by 11 June 2019.
25/06/2019New Tax return status reportWe will soon start sending you a weekly email which reports the specific action underway with the processing of your clients' tax returns. The new Tax return status email will replace the current 30 day delayed report.
25/06/2019TPAR obligations now onlineYou can now see your clients' Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) obligations, lodge and amend reports using Online services for agents.
24/06/20192019 CRS reports due 31 JulyCommon Reporting Standard (CRS) reports for your Reporting Financial Institutions clients are due 31 July.
24/06/2019GST at settlement - relying on supplier informationIf your clients are buying new residential property let them know they can rely on information from suppliers (vendors) provided they act reasonably on the information they have.
24/06/2019Incorrect bank account details and electronic refundsFrom 1 July to 30 November 2019 we will send SMS text messages to your clients if incorrect bank account details were included in their tax return and they are entitled to a refund.