ATO advice and guidance
We offer a range of products to help you understand how the law applies to you. This includes public advice and guidance and private advice and guidance.
Public advice and guidance applies generally to a range of situations. If you can't find public advice to cover your situation, you can ask us for private advice that details how the law applies to you in your particular circumstances.
Advice and guidance products available
Find out more about the various advice and guidance products we offer:
About our advice and guidance products
Find out how our advice and guidance products protect you, about the precedential ATO view system, and how we manage significant technical issues:
Advice and guidance we are developing
We have a comprehensive program of advice and guidance under development. For more detail about what we're working on, see Advice under development program.
Changes to our products and processes
We're making changes to our public advice and guidance processes and developing new products (see Revolutionising our approach to public advice and guidance).
We're also reshaping our private advice system (see Future of private advice).
We publish a range of advice and guidance products outlining our interpretation of laws administered by the ATO in relation to specific technical issues. Advice products are binding on the ATO and are generally issued as rulings. Guidance products are not binding on the ATO, but if you rely on our guidance and it turns out to be incorrect, we'll take that into account when determining what action, if any, we should take.