PLS

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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It’s time to switch to the PLS, says ATO

The ATO has announced that from 1 April 2018 the practitioner lodgment service (PLS) is the only electronic channel that can be used to lodge the Individual tax return 2017. “If you haven’t started using the PLS you will need to make the switch by 1 April in order to lodge all 2017 and future year returns,”

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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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Cloud computing, and navigating your business’s risk

Agreements between users of cloud computing services are as variable as the businesses involved, which has led the government to the realisation that the ongoing adoption of cloud-based business solutions has brought with it a need for a whole-of-government approach to the issues that can surface. The government’s Information Management Office (IMO) defines cloud computing

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The PLS is looming larger on the horizon

The ATO’s new practitioner lodgment service (PLS) is replacing its incumbent electronic lodgment service (ELS) as the primary lodgment channel (which will be “turned off” at the end of March 2017). Lodgments made using PLS will need to be made with standard business reporting (SBR)-enabled software packages. The PLS is looming larger on the horizon

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