tax agents

ATO is looking for feedback on its PLS dashboard

  The ATO has developed a practitioner lodgment service (PLS) dashboard to provide information on how the PLS is performing. The dashboard is in a public beta phase, which lets ATO operatives test and make improvements based on user feedback before it is made fully available. Tax practitioners — basically the people who will be

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Warning: Tax (financial) advisers need to re-register before the rush

The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) is urging tax (financial) advisers who need to renew their registration by 1 January 2018 to get in early, as almost 13,000 other practitioners will be due to renew at the same time. TPB chair Ian Taylor encourages tax (financial) advisers to renew early to avoid application processing delays. “Tax

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Avoiding common tax return errors: Tips from the ATO

While many may see recently issued ATO advice as re-stating the bleeding obvious, it does of course ring true when it says that lodging returns with incorrect or incomplete information will delay processing. Generally the processing of these incomplete returns will be stopped in order to verify or update details. Helpfully however, the ATO has

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Tax (financial) adviser? You are required to follow confidentiality requirements to keep your registration

As every registered tax practitioner knows, retaining such registration (and therefore maintaining your ability to charge clients for your services) requires adherence to several conditions set out by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB). Registered tax practitioners includes tax agents, BAS agents, and now tax (financial) advisers. All must comply with the Tax Agent Services Act

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