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Register for a tax professionals ATO open forum to hear about upcoming changes, interact and ask questions.

Last updated 20 March 2024

What open forums offer

Our open forums are interactive webinars, with guest speakers from the ATO and the Tax Practitioners Board. You and your staff will have an opportunity to:

  • hear about the latest updates and upcoming changes to tax and super
  • ask questions and join in discussions about matters of importance.

Your attendance may contribute towards your continuing professional educationExternal Link (CPE) with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Current Open Forums

Registrations for our 2024 open forum sessions are now open.

Open forum sessions

Session topics

An update from the ATOExternal Link

Wednesday April 10

11:00 am – 12:30 pm AEST


  • What is eInvoicing?
  • Benefits of eInvoicing
  • How it works
  • How it benefits your clients
  • How eInvoicing benefits tax professionals
  • How to become enabled.


Small Business

  • Essentials to strengthen your small business
  • Tax-time updates


New legislation and annual registration- Tax Practitioners Board

  • Learn more about recent changes to the Tax Agent Services Act 2009. This includes the move to annual registration and new Code items relating to the engagement of disqualified entities.

An update from the ATOExternal Link

Tuesday April 30

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm AEST

Lodge and Pay

  • ATO’s approach to debt


Updates from the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)


Lodgment & Support

Income tax returns due 15 May

  • How the 5 June concession works
  • Payments dates for returns due 15 May
  • How lodgment deferrals work for clients with a 15 May due date

An update from the ATOExternal Link

Wednesday May 22

11:00 am – 12:30 pm AEST

Cyber safety for tax professionals

  • Security advice
  • Know what to protect
  • Internal controls
  • Data breaches


Fringe benefits - tax time

  • What’s new
  • Common mistakes we see
  • Lodgment due date reminder


Lodgment & Support

On-time lodgment performance

  • Ensuring a level playing field among registered agents
  • How we calculate lodgment performance
  • How you can check your performance
  • What happens if you don't meet the benchmark?

An update from the ATOExternal Link

Wednesday June 19

11:00 am – 12:30 pm AEST

Employer Obligations

  • Good governance tips
  • Avoiding common errors
  • Single touch payroll – changes and updates
  • Super guarantee – Compliance and changes
  • PAYGW – changes and updates
  • Fringe benefits tax – changes and updates
  • Our compliance approach


Cyber safety for tax professionals

How to protect your business, practice, staff, and client information from criminals

  • Security advice
  • Know what to protect
  • Internal controls
  • Data breaches


Lodge and Pay

  • Debts on hold