Over last calendar year, the ATO found a high demand for its “Tax professional conversations”, a series of webcasts. These were hosted by assistant commissioner Colin Walker, and were usually co-hosted by a panel made up of members of professional associations, tax agents, BAS agents, digital service providers (software developers) and senior ATO staff. The ATO’s first webcast for 2018
They were held in February, April, June, September and November, and ran for one hour, with attendees generally able to ask questions via a live chat facility or through Twitter during the live-stream.
In response to a high demand, the ATO has committed to bring the tax practitioner community more webcasts on topics that tax professionals have nominated.
The first such webcast is due next Monday (February 19) at 2pm AEDT. The panel will discuss:
- the ATO focus for 2018
- work-related expense claims
- updates to the PLS
- updates on improving online services.
ATO webcasts are live-streamed, so attendees do not need to register before the event. Visit the webcast page to add the details to your calendar and learn about the panel. Then use that page to join the webcast.
If you have a question for the panel, you can send these before the webcast by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the webcast you can also participate by:
- tweeting questions using the hashtag #tpwebcast either before or during the webcast
- use the live chat facility made available during the webcast.
There are proposed dates for the next few webcasts:
- 27 March at 2.00pm AEDT – PLS special edition
- 18 April at 2.00pm AEST
- 18 June at 2.00pm AEST…
…however keep an eye on this page for further updates.
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