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28/01/2020Bushfires 2019-20If you've been affected by bushfires, find out about the support available to you.
28/01/2020Come and talk with us at an Open ForumThe schedule for Open Forums from February to June 2020 is now available. Find out if we are coming to your area and take the opportunity to come and talk with us.
28/01/2020December 2019 ATO impersonation scam reportThe December 2019 ATO impersonation scam report provides a snapshot of the scam intelligence we received and the mitigation strategies we employed this month.
28/01/2020Emergency assistanceCertain benefits you provide to employees by way of emergency assistance are exempt from fringe benefits tax.
28/01/2020International investigations put the brakes on offshore tax evasionLast week, the ATO participated in a global day of action as part of our ongoing efforts to stamp out offshore tax evasion.
28/01/2020Taxation of termination paymentsFind out how to calculate and report the tax on an employment termination payment (ETP) and other payments when an employee's employment is terminated.
28/01/2020Tip-off to keep the competition fairIf something doesn't add up, a tip-off from you or your clients could be the missing piece of the puzzle we need to successfully audit or prosecute someone who is deliberately doing the wrong thing.
24/01/2020$34.5 million in illegal tobacco seized and destroyed in major tobacco bust near Port MacquarieThe ATO has seized and destroyed over 26 tonnes of illicit tobacco following warrants across five sites near Port Macquarie, NSW.
24/01/2020Current year performanceWe publish information about how we are performing against our commitments to service. By doing so, we honour our commitment to transparent management, accountability for results and client-centred service delivery.
24/01/2020Global tax chiefs undertake unprecedented multi-country day of action to tackle international tax evasionJ5 countries undertake global day of action against a financial institution located in Central America suspected of facilitating money laundering and tax evasion.
24/01/2020Joint Chiefs of Global Tax EnforcementThe Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) leads the fight against international tax crime and money laundering.
24/01/2020Open forumsOpen Forums provide an opportunity for you to have open, face-to-face discussions with us about matters affecting you, your clients and your practice.
24/01/2020SMSs for SMSF changes 2.0The system to send alert messages when changes are made to your SMSF details will commence 3 February 2020.
24/01/2020Taxable payments reporting for businesses hiring cleaning or courier contractorsRead more about the requirements for businesses providing cleaning services to complete a Taxable payments annual report (TPAR).
24/01/2020Valuing car parking fringe benefitsYou must check that a valuation, required under the market value method, is reasonable despite engaging an arm's length valuer.
23/01/2020Open consultationYou can participate in our open consultation. We encourage you to have your say.
23/01/2020Practitioner lodgment serviceThe practitioner lodgment service (PLS) is the channel that allows you to lodge your clients' forms, reports and access services electronically.
23/01/2020Scam alertsCheck for the latest tax-related scam alerts. Be wary of emails, phone calls and text message claiming to be from the ATO.
23/01/2020Working towards a new websiteComplete this brief online activity to help us understand how you find information. This will help us build a new ATO website that better meets your needs.
22/01/2020Avoid GST at settlement errors to ensure faster processingCommon errors are delaying GST at settlement processing, avoid making these mistakes.
22/01/2020Tax Integrity CentreReport phoenix, tax evasion or black economy activity to the Tax Integrity Centre using the ATO tip-off form on our website or app, or by phoning our hotline on 1800 060 062.
22/01/2020Tax evasion reporting formUse this secure online form to report known or suspected phoenix, tax evasion or black economy activity.
22/01/2020Tax integrity centre - your privacy if you make a tip-off (online form)Tax integrity centre - your privacy if you report phoenix, tax evasion, or black economy activity privacy notice.
21/01/2020AUSkey closes in nine weeksAUSkey will no longer be available from late March. To continue using Online services for agents and your SBR-enabled software you will need to set up your myGovID.
21/01/2020GST Stewardship Group key messages 27 November 2019Information about the key topics discussed at the GST Stewardship Group meeting 27 November 2019.
21/01/2020GST at settlement processing delaysGST at settlement refunds may be delayed if forms are lodged incorrectly. Find out how you and your clients can avoid these common errors when lodging GST at settlement forms.
21/01/2020Valuing car parking fringe benefitsYour clients must check that valuations, required under the market value method, are reasonable despite engaging an arm's length valuer. From February we may contact your clients if they have had a valuation for their car parking fringe benefits.
20/01/2020ATO extends tax relief and assistance for people impacted by bushfiresThe Commissioner of Taxation has announced an extended package of tax assistance for people impacted by recent bushfires. Affected taxpayers now have until 28 May 2020 to lodge and pay. The ATO will fast track refunds that are due to affected taxpayers, and remit any interest and penalties applied to affected taxpayers' tax debts since the start of the bushfires.
20/01/2020Service Delivery frontline recruitmentRecruitment for APS2 and APS3 ongoing/non-ongoing staff for frontline telephony and processing.
17/01/2020ATO reaches out to help Indigenous businesses thriveThe Australian Taxation Office (ATO) today announced the expansion of its Reach Out Indigenous business support pilot program. The program helps Indigenous small businesses meet their tax and superannuation obligations through tailored support and education.