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Last updated 16 June 2024

Tax professionals newsroom

The Tax professionals newsroom helps you keep up to date with the latest news for tax professionals. Our articles are refreshed regularly with information you need to know. Published articles are held in the news archive for 4 months.

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Tax professionals newsletters and alerts

We have 2 weekly newsletters tailored for tax professionals:

  • Tax professional news
  • Tax professional news – BAS agent edition (separate, condensed newsletter for BAS agents with information tailored to what you need to know).

By subscribing to either newsletter you'll also receive Tax professionals alert emails. Distribution of a Tax professionals alert is reserved for a significant issue that warrants communication in addition to our routine communication channels, including operational dashboards, web updates and weekly newsletter.

Why subscribe

Subscribe to keep informed on the latest updates, including:

  • the big-ticket news items that affect you and your clients
  • planned system outages
  • updates to help support your tax practice
  • what’s new in law, rulings and policy.

Remember that reading our newsletter may count as a technical or professional reading activity towards your continuing professional education (CPE). Up to 25% of CPE can be done through technical or professional reading that is relevant to the tax agent and BAS services you provide. You need to record details of the activities you complete in a log bookThis link will download a file.

How to subscribe

Once you've subscribed, we'll send you a confirmation message that you'll receive:

  • Tax professionals news (weekly)
  • Tax professionals alert email (when warranted).

We’ll only send a Tax professionals alert email in exceptional situations, where we need to communicate directly with you about significant issues, either outside of or in addition to our normal communication channels. This may include a significant issue affecting our Digital services.

We recommend you add to your 'safe' or 'preferred sender' list in your email settings to ensure you receive your newsletter.

If you don't receive a newsletter within a fortnight, check your spam folder.

Webcasts and videos

Tax professionals webcasts

Tax professionals webcasts is our series of webcasts for the tax profession. They are held throughout the year and feature panellists from:

  • professional associations
  • tax agents
  • BAS agents
  • digital service providers (software developers)
  • senior ATO staff.


We regularly produce videos on a variety of tax-related topics.

To view a complete list of our videos, visit ATOtvExternal Link or YouTubeExternal Link.

You can also view video recordings of our Tax professionals webcasts.

Website and legal updates

You can receive daily, weekly or monthly email updates about new and revised information of interest to you on our website or Legal database.

Find out how to Subscribe to email updates.

Legal practitioners updates

We periodically provide information to state and territory law societies and bar associations for dissemination to their respective members through their normal channels.

interpretation NOW! (iNOW!)

Keep up to date with what courts are saying on statutory interpretation by accessing interpretation NOW! under the ATO Law Aids category on our Legal database.

It provides:

  • bite-size commentary on recent statutory interpretation cases and important principles
  • simple and practical 'iTips'.

ATO Community

The ATO CommunityExternal Link online forum includes a tax professional category where you can engage with us and each other.

Social media

We are on X, Facebook and LinkedIn, sharing the latest information on tax and industry changes, initiatives, products and services.

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Media centre

Keep up to date with the latest articles, speeches and media releases from us by visiting our Media centreOpens in a new window.

Provide your feedback

Tax professionals are invited to email your feedback about our news services.