PLS

The practitioner lodgement service (PLS) and your AUSkey credentials

The ATO has recently advised that when a practitioner firm’s software is ready to make a successful transition to the practitioner lodgment service (PLS), there are some checks practitioners should first make. Desktop software The ATO advise that your AUSkey credentials must be up-to-date, and lodgment permissions assigned to you and your staff, before using

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ATO announces what’s new in pre-filling

The ATO has published what pre-fill information is available for this Tax Time. It says practitioners can use its pre-filling service to cross-check information provided by your clients with data held by the ATO. This will help ensure the accuracy of returns. ATO announces what’s new in pre-filling Pre-filling information is available through the Tax

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Goodbye ELS, hello PLS

The methodical form-by-form closure of the electronic lodgement service (ELS) gateway has just commenced. From early April this year, for example, 2017 and future FBT returns will only be able to be lodged through the ATO’s new practitioner lodgement service (PLS). The in-coming principal electronic lodgment channel for tax practitioners, the PLS is the result

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ATO comments on the latest system outage

Ramez Katf, chief information officer at the ATO, writes to tax practitioners in relation to last week’s system outrage outage. ATO comments on the latest system outage “The ATO clearly understands the impacts we have had on you and your businesses, so it is with great disappointment that I must now write to you and

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