• Webinars, videos and webcasts

    We provide free webcasts (video broadcasts of events), videos and webinars (online seminars) on a wide range of topics relevant to you, your practice and your clients.

    The webcasts, videos and webinars may contribute towards your continuing professional education (CPE). For more information, contact your professional association or visit the Tax Practitioners BoardExternal Link website.

    Upcoming webcasts, videos and webinars are advertised in the:

    Webcasts

    Webcasts are events such as panel discussions or interviews, streamed live online. They feature members of the tax profession sharing their insights on current tax news and topics.

    How to participate

    If you would like to participate in a webcast, visit the advertised webpage and click the 'Launch Webcast' button. There is no need to register beforehand.

    You can take part by submitting your questions and comments:

    • before the live webcast    
    • during the live webcast  
      • use the live chat facility on the webcast webpage
      • tweet to #tpwebcast.
       

    Webcast troubleshooting

    To reduce buffering and stalling during the webcast, ensure you close any unnecessary applications. If possible, reduce the number of staff accessing your network at one time.

    If you watch the webcast on a mobile device via a 3G or 4G connection, the buffering will be related to the quality of your mobile carrier’s connection.

    For more hints and tips on viewing the webcast, visit the webcast link and click on the 'Test page' button. This will also allow you to check whether you are able to view the webcast before the event.

    Recordings

    We offer on-demand recordings and transcripts of our webcasts. The table below contains topic details and links.

    Webcast topics

    Date

    Topic

    Panellists

    22 November 2016

    Improving your online experience in 2017 - the portals and the practitioner lodgment service (PLS)External Link

    • Colin Walker, Assistant Commissioner, Practitioner Risk and Consultation, ATO
    • Andrew Watson, Assistant Commissioner, Client Engagement and Business Improvement Strategies, ATO
    • Kerrie Jarius, BAS agent, Australian Bookkeepers Association
    • Paul Meissner, Accountant and Managing Director, 5ways Group
     

    12 September 2016

    The practitioner lodgment service (PLS) and improving the online experienceExternal Link

    • Andrew Watson, Assistant Commissioner, Client Engagement and Business Improvement Strategies, ATO
    • Chris Thorne, Assistant Commissioner, Enterprise Solutions and Technology, ATO
    • Keith Clissold, Registered tax agent
    • Mekhael Abdelsayed, Registered tax agent
     

    ​1 June 2016

    Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) and changes to the tax profession more broadly – both a morning recordingExternal Link and afternoon recordingExternal Link are available

    • Colin Walker, Assistant Commissioner, Practitioner Risk and Consultation, ATO
    • Andrew Watson, Assistant Commissioner, Client Engagement and Business Improvement Strategies, ATO
    • Damien Moore, Accountant/Managing Director, Carrington Accounting Services
    • Matthew Addison, Executive Director, Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
    • Richard Puffe, Senior Product Manager, Thomson Reuters
     

    16 November 2015

    Fixing the basics now for better services in 2016External Link

    • ​Daniel Bamford, Assistant Commissioner, Customer Services and Solutions Digital Programs, ATO
    • Richard Collis, Assistant Commissioner, Smarter Data, ATO
    • Sally Druhan, Assistant Commissioner, Service Delivery Client Account Services, ATO
    • Colin Walker, Assistant Commissioner, Practitioner Risk and Consultation, ATO
     

    29 September 2015

    Embracing the digital world to better our clients’ experiencesExternal Link

    • Matthew Prouse, Solutions Manager, Practice Tools - Xero
    • Michael Konarzewski, Accountant, Jigsaw Accounting & Taxation Services
    • Robin Eckermann, Principal, Robin Eckermann & Associates
    • Lachlan Cormick, Medical Student, Australian National University
    • Colin Walker, Assistant Commissioner, Practitioner Risk and Consultation, ATO
     

    18 May 2015

    What is the future role of tax professionals?External Link

    • Rob Cameron, Senior Product Manager, MYOB
    • Michael Croker, Tax Australia Leader, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
    • Melanie Power, Director, Power Finance and registered BAS agent
    • Tony O'Reilly, Head of Tax Technology and Data Analytics, KPMG Australia
    • Colin Walker, Assistant Commissioner, Practitioner Risk and Consultation, ATO
     

    30 April 2015

    BAS agents and what changes will affect youExternal Link

    • Darren McMahon, BAS agent
    • Pam Chillman, Accounting System Specialist and BAS agent
    • Matthew Addison, Executive Director, Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
    • Russell Smith, Board Member of the Tax Practitioners Board
    • Colin Walker, Assistant Commissioner, Practitioner Risk and Consultation, ATO
     

    30 March 2015

    What’s changing for tax professionals in 2015 and 2016?External Link

    • Debra Anderson, Tax and BAS agent
    • Mark Morris, Senior Tax Counsel, CPA Australia
    • Kevin Johnson, Director, Australian Business Software Industry Association
    • Colin Walker, Assistant Commissioner, Practitioner Risk and Consultation, ATO
     

    Videos

    We regularly produce videos on a variety of tax-related topics. To view a complete list of our videos, visit atoTVExternal Link.

    Webinars

    Webinars are delivered by experienced tax officers and cover the latest tax technical or administrative updates. To find out about the latest webinars, visit the Tax professionals newsroom or subscribe to our Tax professionals newsletters.

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