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ATO podcasts - episodes 11 to 15

PAG, super for employers, scams and identity protection, tax time tips for trusts and Online services for agents.

Published 2 May 2023

Episode 15 – PAG: making the complex simple

In this episode, ATO’s Deputy Chief Tax Counsel Andrew Orme talks to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Deputy General Counsel Elissa Keen. They discuss:

  • how ATO advice and guidance is designed to help you get things right in the first instance
  • what the different products are for different sectors of the community
  • how listening to the community, professional association conversations, and new laws and trends drive the development of advice and guidance products
  • the consultation process
  • ideas about the future of public advice and guidance.

Media: Making the complex simple Link (Duration: 12:56)

You can also download episode 15 (MP3, 12.6 MB)External Link.

Episode 14 – Talking super for employers

In this episode, ATO Assistant Commissioner Graham Whyte talks to Jackie Gleeson, KPMG's Director of People and Change. They discuss:

  • the importance of employers meeting their super obligations
  • helpful products, calculators and tools to help employers
  • common errors to avoid when using the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH)
  • recent law changes and what they mean for employers.

Media: Talking super for employers Link (Duration: 21:58)

You can also download episode 14 (MP3, 20.2 MB)External Link.

Episode 13 – Scams and identity protection

In this episode, we join Karen Foat, Assistant Commissioner ATO, Delia Rickard, Deputy Chair, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and Karl Hanmore, Assistant Director-General of Engagement, Operations and Intelligence, Australian Cyber Security Centre. They discuss scams and how they are affecting everyday Australians and businesses and provide tips on what to do if you’ve been scammed.

Media: Scams and identity protection Link (Duration: 26:03)

You can also download episode 13 (MP3, 59.7MB)External Link.

Episode 12 – Tax time tips for trusts

In this episode, we join Assistant Commissioner Jade Hawkins as she discusses tax time tips for trusts, with Peter Bembrick, partner at HLB Mann Judd Advisory and Accounting. They talk through some of the common mistakes that trustees make and how to get it right in the lead up to tax time.

Media: Tax time tips for trusts Link (Duration: 14:30)

You can also download episode 12 (MP4, 26.7MB)External Link.

Episode 11 – Online services for agents

In this episode, Assistant Commissioner Andrew Watson, who has overseen the Online services for agents project, is joined by Chris Hooper, CEO of Accodex and public beta participant. They discuss the build process, the benefits of the new system and what’s coming next.

Media: Online services for agents Link (Duration: 18:06)

You can also download episode 11 (MP4, 33.5MB)External Link.