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15/08/2017First year of income averagingA new message will appear on the notice of assessment for primary producers when it is their first year of income for averaging calculations. Find out what has changed.
15/08/2017Partnership tax returns to be lodged using the PLSFrom 1 October there will be changes to how you lodge partnership tax returns. The practitioner lodgment service (PLS) will be the only electronic channel to lodge.
14/08/2017Benefits of electronic records for small businessMany businesses still operate in a cash-only environment. We are contacting them about the benefits of going electronic.
14/08/2017Visa checks for DASP applicationsTo allow super funds to issue accurate Departing Australia superannuation payments (DASP), we are checking your clients' visa details. This will help your clients receive their correct entitlement.
09/08/20172017 tax returns with 31 October due dateThe Tax Agent Portal may be showing 2017 tax returns are due for your clients by 31 October. This is because of outstanding prior year returns. Find out what you need to do.
09/08/2017FTL penalty remissions updateWe have started to remit Failure to lodge (FTL) on time penalties announced by the Commissioner on 12 July 2017. We will automatically remit FTL penalties for all eligible obligations. You do not have to apply for the remission.
09/08/2017Register for an Open Forum near youThe Open Forums schedule for the rest of the year is now available. Find out where we will be and don't miss your opportunity to attend. Register today.
08/08/2017What might delay a return?Some tax returns may take longer to process. Find out why.
07/08/2017ABN cancellation for deregistered companiesThe timing of ABN cancellation after a company is deregistered has changed.
07/08/2017Amending a trust deedIf you need to alter a trust deed on behalf of your trustee clients, there are some checks you need to make first.
07/08/2017Exploration Development Incentive (EDI) closing soonIf your clients want to participate in the final year of the Exploration Development Incentive, they need to notify us by 30 September 2017. Find out how.
04/08/2017Keeping ABN details up to dateYou can do a few things to help keep your clients' ABN details up to date and reduce unnecessary contact from us.
02/08/2017Lodging using Simpler BASJuly monthly activity statements will be the first time you lodge using Simpler BAS reporting. Find out how to lodge and how to determine if Simpler BAS bookkeeping will also benefit your clients.
01/08/2017Early stage innovation companies reportingEarly stage innovation companies (ESICs) are now required to report on any qualifying investments. Update: The new form due date has been extended to 31 August 2017.
01/08/2017Lodging CbC reporting statementsYou can now lodge your clients' Country-by-Country statements electronically.
31/07/2017Foreign exchange ratesList of daily, monthly and annual foreign exchange rates. Updated to include daily and monthly rates for July 2017.
31/07/2017Reportable tax position schedule notificationsWe are notifying relevant large businesses of their obligation to lodge a reportable tax position schedule. Your clients may seek your advice.
31/07/2017Taxable payments annual report due soonTaxable payments annual reports are due by 28 August 2017. Help your clients understand which occupations and services are building and construction.
31/07/2017myDeductions - a record keeping toolIf you have sole trader or employee clients looking for a quick and easy way to manage their records, let them know how the myDeductions tool can help.
25/07/2017Importing services and digital productsGST now applies to imported services and digital products. Find out how this change affects you and your clients.
25/07/2017New work-related expenses pre-filling messageYou can now find out if your clients' work-related expense claims were comparatively high last year.
25/07/2017Ride-sourcing and taxWe have updated our information to make it easier to help your ride-sourcing clients with their obligations.
21/07/2017Activity statement and portal changes webinar - recording availableThe recording of our webinar on 20 July is now available. It covers portal activity statement functionality, changes and fixes that have been implemented so far and explains next steps for further co-design.