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21/03/2019New industries entering the taxable payments reporting systemFor the 2019–20 financial year onwards, businesses providing road freight, information technology (IT), security, investigation or surveillance services are legislated to report contractor payments in the taxable payments reporting system. If your clients provide these services, they need to keep records of their payments to contractors, and complete a Taxable payments annual report.
19/03/2019GST at settlement - getting it rightSince the introduction of GST at settlement, we have noticed some common errors made on forms submitted by property purchasers. Check your clients understand their responsibilities for purchasing or supplying property, and help them get it right.
19/03/2019System availability report and targetsWe’ve developed service availability targets, and will report on the performance of six of our key systems against these targets each month.
18/03/2019Key changesInformation about key features available in Online services for agents.
18/03/2019Online services for agents user guideThis user guide complements the Help available section in Online services for agents. Find out how to use the functions available to you.
18/03/2019Public betaInformation about Online services for agents public beta.
18/03/2019Tax changes for individualsIn the 2018–19 Federal budget, the Australian Government introduced a number of new tax measures to support Australian individuals as part of the Personal Income Tax Plan. Find out what they mean for your individual clients, and let your clients know what to expect.
12/03/2019GST at settlement - suppliers to report salesWe have noticed a number of errors in the reporting of property sales in activity statements. Check your clients are correctly reporting property sales and GST credits, and amend incorrect activity statements if necessary.
12/03/2019SMSFs - faster issuing of notices of complianceFrom early March 2019, the timeframe for new self-managed super funds (SMSFs) to become 'Complying' on Super Fund Lookup (SFLU) will be shorter.
12/03/2019Too good to be true?Help your clients recognise the signs of a dodgy tax scheme and let them know what to do if they come across one.
11/03/2019ESST transitional period ending soonElectronic sales suppression tools (ESSTs) used to facilitate tax evasion were banned in 2018. Let your clients know what they need to do before the transitional period ends.
11/03/2019Last chance to request ELS reportsFrom 31 March 2019 the practitioner lodgment service (PLS) will be your main electronic lodgment channel. If you require unsolicited reports from the electronic lodgment service (ELS), request them by 22 March 2019.
05/03/2019Report all business incomeIt is important to report all sources of business income on your clients' tax returns. Let your clients know what counts as income to ensure they report correctly.
05/03/2019Tax professionals conversations webcastsTax professionals conversations is our series of webcasts for the tax profession. Join the livestream sessions or watch recordings after the events to hear about various topics relevant to you, your practice and your clients.
05/03/2019What to do when your client has a tax debtWith more than 74% of individuals and 95% of businesses using the services of a tax professional, at some stage it's likely you will have clients who find themselves with a tax debt. We have created a fact sheet and new web content to provide clarity and improve visibility of how we deal with debt.
04/03/2019System maintenance explainedWe perform regular maintenance on our systems to ensure they provide you with the services you need. Find out about the different maintenance work we complete.
01/03/2019Foreign exchange ratesList of daily, monthly and annual foreign exchange rates. Updated to include daily and monthly rates for February 2019.
01/03/2019Tax assistance for North Queensland floodsIf floods have affected you or your clients in North Queensland, we can assist. Read about how we will help you manage your lodgment program and other ways we will support you and your clients.
27/02/2019FBT exemptions for employers during emergenciesDiscover what fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemptions apply to employers who provide assistance to their employees in emergencies, such as natural disasters.
27/02/2019New small business benchmarks are available on the ATO appWe have updated our small business benchmarks with the latest data. The easiest way to calculate your clients' benchmarks is by using the Business performance check tool on the ATO app.
26/02/2019Our focus in 2019 - webcast recording availableThe recording and transcript for the latest Tax professionals conversations webcast held on 19 February 2019 are ready to view. Find out about our 2019 key focus areas and what agents are saying about Online services for agents.
25/02/2019Do you know how to recognise tax scams?We are reminding the community about how to identify tax scams and what to do if they suspect suspicious scam activity.