Tax professionals community

Welcome

The Tax professionals community has been created to encourage open and interactive conversations about the future of the tax industry.

This community is for people working across the tax industry including tax agents, BAS agents, associations and software developers. It provides an avenue to connect with each other, to talk about issues and ideas for managing change.

Registration is required to participate in online discussions.

Welcome

The Tax professionals community has been created to encourage open and interactive conversations about the future of the tax industry.

This community is for people working across the tax industry including tax agents, BAS agents, associations and software developers. It provides an avenue to connect with each other, to talk about issues and ideas for managing change.

Registration is required to participate in online discussions.

  • Activity statements and portal changes webinar

    4 months ago

    During our webinar on Thursday 20 July we discussed portal activity statement functionality, changes and fixes that have been implemented so far and explained next steps for further design. At the end we also covered some of your questions you had during the webinar.

    We’ll continue to keep you updated via the Let’s Talk page, the ATO website, the Tax professionals’ newsletter and the Tax Professionals’ newsroom at ato.gov.au/tpnews

    Access the slide pack here

    Activity statements and portal changes webinar – your questions answered

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on some of the portal statement functionality we discussed during our webinar held on 20 July. Many of the changes and fixes have been implemented and we’ll be continuing to co-design future iterations with you.

    To access the Q&A's from the webinar, click here.

    You can also download the webinar transcript containing some of the questions we answered live at the end of the webinar.

    We’ll continue to keep you updated about portal changes via: For the latest updates on the availability and performance of the portals see troubleshooting for business and tax practitioners.

    During our webinar on Thursday 20 July we discussed portal activity statement functionality, changes and fixes that have been implemented so far and explained next steps for further design. At the end we also covered some of your questions you had during the webinar.

    We’ll continue to keep you updated via the Let’s Talk page, the ATO website, the Tax professionals’ newsletter and the Tax Professionals’ newsroom at ato.gov.au/tpnews

    Access the slide pack here

    Activity statements and portal changes webinar – your questions answered

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on some of the portal statement functionality we discussed during our webinar held on 20 July. Many of the changes and fixes have been implemented and we’ll be continuing to co-design future iterations with you.

    To access the Q&A's from the webinar, click here.

    You can also download the webinar transcript containing some of the questions we answered live at the end of the webinar.

    We’ll continue to keep you updated about portal changes via: For the latest updates on the availability and performance of the portals see troubleshooting for business and tax practitioners.

  • Single Touch Payroll Communication resource pack

    8 months ago

    Updated: Tuesday 20 June 2017

    As part of our awareness-raising activities for the upcoming introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STP) we are pleased to provide you with a Single Touch Payroll Communication resource pack and a Tax practitioner presentation for use with your clients. These resources have been developed collaboratively over the past few months with representatives from the tax profession.

    The resources provide information on how Single Touch Payroll will work, resources to help you communicate with your clients, explain what you need to know right now and outline your role in helping your clients transition to Single Touch payroll reporting.

    We hope the resources are useful to you and welcome your feedback. They are part of a suite of communication materials that we will progressively release as we get roll out Single Touch Payroll.

    Updated: Tuesday 20 June 2017

    As part of our awareness-raising activities for the upcoming introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STP) we are pleased to provide you with a Single Touch Payroll Communication resource pack and a Tax practitioner presentation for use with your clients. These resources have been developed collaboratively over the past few months with representatives from the tax profession.

    The resources provide information on how Single Touch Payroll will work, resources to help you communicate with your clients, explain what you need to know right now and outline your role in helping your clients transition to Single Touch payroll reporting.

    We hope the resources are useful to you and welcome your feedback. They are part of a suite of communication materials that we will progressively release as we get roll out Single Touch Payroll.

  • Commissioner’s Remedial Power

    9 months ago
    The Commissioner’s Remedial Power (CRP) is now in effect providing the Commissioner the power to modify the operation of tax and super law to resolve certain unforeseen or unintended outcomes for affected taxpayers.

    This discretionary power may be exercised to the extent that it would have a beneficial outcome for taxpayers (or at least leave them no worse off), has a negligible budget impact, and is not inconsistent with the intended purpose or object of the law. The power will only be used as a last resort where the problem cannot be resolved administratively or interpretatively. The Commissioner will consult publicly prior to exercising the power via legislative instrument.

    The CRP will allow for a more timely resolution of unforeseen or unintended outcomes of tax and super law. As a result, we can provide greater certainty for taxpayers, allowing these types of issues to be resolved more quickly with less red tape.

    If you have identified a situation where tax and super law is leading to unintended negative consequences for taxpayers or creating excessive compliance costs, please complete and submit a Commissioner’s Remedial power Assessment Form. Please email any further queries to CRPSecretariat@ato.gov.au or visit ato.gov.au/crp to learn more.
    The Commissioner’s Remedial Power (CRP) is now in effect providing the Commissioner the power to modify the operation of tax and super law to resolve certain unforeseen or unintended outcomes for affected taxpayers.

    This discretionary power may be exercised to the extent that it would have a beneficial outcome for taxpayers (or at least leave them no worse off), has a negligible budget impact, and is not inconsistent with the intended purpose or object of the law. The power will only be used as a last resort where the problem cannot be resolved administratively or interpretatively. The Commissioner will consult publicly prior to exercising the power via legislative instrument.

    The CRP will allow for a more timely resolution of unforeseen or unintended outcomes of tax and super law. As a result, we can provide greater certainty for taxpayers, allowing these types of issues to be resolved more quickly with less red tape.

    If you have identified a situation where tax and super law is leading to unintended negative consequences for taxpayers or creating excessive compliance costs, please complete and submit a Commissioner’s Remedial power Assessment Form. Please email any further queries to CRPSecretariat@ato.gov.au or visit ato.gov.au/crp to learn more.

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