tax agents

TPB to review CPD records over 2018-19

  The Tax Practitioners Board has announced that it will conduct CPD reviews to assess how tax practitioners maintain their knowledge and skills. The TPB says it will undertake reviews of CPD records of more than 1,000 individual tax practitioners in 2018-19. Commencing this month, the reviews will assess how tax practitioners comply with the

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]

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

[ Read More ]