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18/06/2018Applying GST to low value imported goodsStarting 1 July 2018, goods and services tax (GST) will apply to imported goods worth A$1,000 or less. Your Australian clients may not need to pay GST if they are buying goods for their business.
18/06/2018Online services for agentsOnline services for agents is the new channel we co-designed and are testing with you to access services you currently use in our portals.
13/06/2018Avoid common errorsThere are some common errors that may prevent lodgment or delay processing of tax returns. Find out what they are and how to avoid them.
13/06/2018Family assistance paymentsMake sure your clients don't miss out on their family assistance payments. Find out what they need to do.
13/06/2018Your lodgment program performance summariesWe will send lodgment program performance summaries to tax agents in late July. Review your client list and ensure that your contact details are up to date.
05/06/2018Join our live webcast - 18 JuneOur next live Tax professionals conversations webcast is on Monday 18 June 2018. We will discuss the black economy and Tax Time 2018.
05/06/2018Lodging the Medicare Entitlement Statement form correctlyIf your clients aren't eligible to enrol in Medicare they can claim a Medicare levy exemption. Find out how you or your client can apply for a Medicare Entitlement Statement.
05/06/2018Tax Time 2018 preparation systems availabilityDuring June we have essential planned system maintenance to prepare our systems for tax time. Find out when our systems will be unavailable and what you can do to plan ahead.
04/06/2018Practitioner lodgment serviceThe practitioner lodgment service (PLS) is the channel that allows you to lodge your clients' forms electronically. The PLS is replacing the electronic lodgment service (ELS) as our main lodgment channel.
31/05/2018Foreign exchange ratesList of daily, monthly and annual foreign exchange rates. Updated to include daily and monthly rates for May 2018.
31/05/2018Overview of key changesKey changes and new measures to be aware of when completing your clients' returns include rental travel deductions, reportable fringe benefits amount, tax deductions for personal superannuation contributions and diverted profits tax.
31/05/2018Pre-filling serviceYou should cross-check pre-filling data available through the Tax Agent Portal or the practitioner lodgment service with information provided by your clients.
31/05/2018Prepare for Tax Time 2018Tax time is almost here. Read about key changes and new measures you need to be aware of when preparing your clients' tax returns and find out how to access forms and instructions.
31/05/2018Prevent delays in processing returnsLonger than standard processing times occur if we need to cross-check data with other government agencies, your clients' details don't match our records or we have to verify additional information provided in a tax return.
31/05/2018System availability and start of return processingWe will start full processing of 2018 tax returns on 6 July 2018. We expect to start paying refunds from 17 July 2018.
31/05/2018Tax Time 2018Find out about the key changes this tax time, our service commitment, what you can do to prepare, and things to consider before lodging to ensure your clients' tax returns are correct and to help prevent delays in processing.
29/05/2018Focus on shares and capital gainsRemind your clients they may need to report a capital gain in their tax return if they have sold or transferred shares. Find out how you can help your clients get it right.
29/05/2018Tips for using the PLSYou can do several things to make sure your clients' returns or forms are lodged the first time. See our tips for using the practitioner lodgment service (PLS).
28/05/2018Client list - checks to make before clients are removedBefore you remove a client from your client list, check and update their details. This will help to avoid unnecessary contact from us about taxpayers you no longer represent.
23/05/2018Improved Legal databaseOur improved Legal database offers you a better experience, and helps you more easily find relevant information.
23/05/2018Our publication order limits have changedWe are reducing the order limits for all registered tax agents to one copy for each 2018 tax-time publication.
23/05/2018Shaping your digital experienceWe want to know what your expectations and preferences are for our products. Take part in a short survey on our ATO Beta test site.
22/05/2018Claiming personal super contributions deductionsChanges to personal super contributions deductions means more of your clients may be eligible to claim them this tax time. Find out what your clients need to do before the 30 June deadline.

21/05/2018Add new clients before lodgingTo prevent errors when lodging using the practitioner lodgment service (PLS), make sure you add new clients to your client list before you lodge. Find out how.
21/05/2018Targeted by scammers?It's National Scams Awareness week and the focus is to urge people to stop and check, 'is this for real?' Read about threat-based impersonation scams and how to verify or report them.