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  • Open Forums

    Open Forums provide an opportunity for you to meet with us in your local area. You can:

    • talk to us about matters affecting you, your practice and the broader tax professional community
    • raise questions and have open discussions
    • hear about the latest updates and changes.

    What we discuss

    Our discussions cover, but are not limited to:

    • digital initiatives including              
      • Single Touch Payroll
      • online services for agents, your new channel providing access to services currently available on the portals
      • the latest on the practitioner lodgment service (PLS)
      • identity authentication and authorisation including details on the replacement for AUSkey
      • Small Business Superannuation Clearing House
    • compliance, and our focus on work-related expenses
    • recent superannuation changes affecting your clients
    • employer obligations including the extension of the taxable payments reporting system to new industries
    • helping your clients engage with us early to prevent debt and manage their obligations
    • what's new from the Tax Practitioners Board.

    Your attendance at an Open Forum may contribute towards your continuing professional education (CPE) with the Tax Practitioners BoardExternal Link.

    How to participate

    The schedule of Open Forums is updated regularly and numbers are limited for each forum.

    When you register for an Open Forum, you will receive a confirmation email with the details you need. If you cannot make the forum or you need to contact us about your registration, you can email us.

    The following Open Forums are scheduled for the coming months:

    NSW:

    Area

    Date

    Local time

    Gosford

    9 March 2018

    This session is full

    Castle Hill

    20 March 2018

    This session is full

    Cronulla

    27 March 2018

    This session is full

    Port Macquarie

    11 April 2018

    This session is full

    Bathurst

    19 April 2018

    9.00am – 1.00pm

    Sydney CBD

    7 June 2018

    This session is full

    Nowra

    13 June 2018

    9.30am – 1.30pm

    Sydney CBD

    21 June 2018

    1.00pm – 5.00pm

    VIC:

    Area

    Date

    Local time

    Yering – tax agents only

    14 March 2018

    1.00pm – 5.00pm

    Yering – BAS agents only

    15 March 2018

    9.30am –1.00pm

    Sunbury

    27 March 2018

    This session is full

    Melbourne CBD

    10 April 2018

    This session is full

    Melbourne CBD

    24 April 2018

    This session is full

    Mornington Peninsula

    21 June 2018

    9.30am – 1.30pm

    WA:

    Area

    Date

    Local time

    South Perth

    12 April 2018

    This session is full

    QLD:

    Area

    Date

    Local time

    Maryborough

    15 March 2018

    9.30am – 1.30pm

    Caboolture

    19 April 2018

    9.30am – 1.30pm

    Gold Coast – tax agents only

    7 June 2018

    1.00pm – 5.00pm

    Gold Coast – BAS agents only

    8 June 2018

    9.30am –1.00pm

    SA:

    Area

    Date

    Local time

    Adelaide

    14 June 2018

    9.00am – 1.00pm

    TAS:

    Area

    Date

    Local time

    Hobart

    21 March 2018

    This session is full

    Launceston

    22 March 2018

    9.30am – 1.30pm

    NT:

    Area

    Date

    Local time

    Darwin

    20 June 2018

    5.00pm – 9.00pm

    Register for an Open Forum
    Last modified: 06 Apr 2018QC 44763