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Registration and renewal delays at TPB

A representative of Tax & Super Australia (Practitioners Pathway) attended the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) meeting held on 29 March. The TPB advised meeting attendees that due to internal under-resourcing and an exceptionally heavy workload, it is experiencing significant delays in processing agent registrations and renewals. To address this issue immediately, the TPB has committed

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ATO may delay your client’s BAS for verification and checking

Statistics supplied by the ATO indicate that most GST refund claims (98% of them according to its data) are processed without any problem, but the ATO also says that every year it will select a small proportion of BAS refunds and temporarily hold onto them to check the accuracy of the information provided. If your

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Law firm warns Fair Work may be coming after some accountants

The Fair Work Ombudsman office has reportedly been seeking to have some repayments for underpaid employees recouped from not only the offending employer but also from advisory entities, such as accountants, that are involved with those employers. Coleman Greig Lawyers says that the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has been using the “accessorial liability” provisions of

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Single Touch Payroll preparation packs for tax practitioners

The ATO has provided two PDF documents for tax practitioners, tax agents and other tax and payroll professionals — a “Communication resource pack” and a “Tax practitioner presentation” — in preparation for the looming introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STP). (Scroll down for download links.) The ATO says the above resources are intended to: provide

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