The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has issued a reminder to BAS Agents and others about registration requirements for them to contact the ATO on behalf of their clients.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has announced that some Fuel Tax Credit Rates which were changed from 1 July 2016 have been further varied from 1 August 2016.
BAS Agents with clients in the building and construction industry who paid contractors during 2015-16 should be aware their Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) is due by 28 August 2016.
More than four weeks after the 2 July election the outcome finally became clear, with the Coalition holding a slim majority in the House of Representatives and needing the support of nine non-Government senators to pass legislation through the Senate.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has announced the concessional dates available to BAS Agents for ATO lodgment and payment as part of the 2016-17 BAS Agent Lodgment Program.
New, more restrictive time limits on amendments to BAS statements take effect from 1 July 2016 as a result of the introduction of indirect tax self-assessment rules in 1 July 2012.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has outlined progress on the proposed changes to simplify BAS statements.
ATO acknowledges on-going problems with BAS Agent Portal – June 2016
The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) has finalised and formalised the expanded services which BAS Agents can provide, including Superannuation Guarantee (SG) and building industry Taxable Payments reports.
The Government announced plans to simplify BAS requirements as part of the 2016 Budget.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is undertaking consultations on changes which will be required to payroll software to improve the security of payroll data including Tax File Numbers.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has announced that fuel tax credit rates changed from 1 February 2016.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has announced it is offering sole traders access to voice-activate services which provides them with information about their current BAS and PAYG payments and outstanding obligations.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has announced a series of changes to the BAS Agents Portal with a BAS Agent Portal Dashboard to quickly alert BAS Agents to any existing difficulties with the portal and a new correspondence function.
The Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) has finalised new TPB registration requirements for firms and individuals providing tax-related services to third parties.
The Government has announced the appointment of Kate Carnell as the new Small Business Ombudsman.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has issued a reminder about changes to the cents per km business travel rules.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has asked AAT members and others to provide feedback to it on its new ‘Beta site’ and centralised news feeds for BAS Agents and others.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has issued a reminder to BAS Agents and other advisers asking them to inform or remind their ‘rebatable employer’ clients of procedures needed to meet their a fringe benefits tax (FBT) obligations.
The Government has introduced legislation in parliament to enable Australian small businesses to change their legal structure without attracting a capital gains tax (CGT) liability.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has sent a notice to approximately 1,000 registered tax agents who have provided incorrect bank account details on SMSF (Self-Managed Superannuation Fund) annual returns.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has established a ‘beta site’ which they are using to test new content, and is asking for feedback.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has announced new arrangements allowing BAS Agents’ clients to pre-pay their tax liabilities, in some cases qualifying for ‘early payment interest’.
The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) has issued a reminder that from 1 January 2016 all registered tax and BAS agents must complete an annual declaration to demonstrate they are meeting their obligations as a registered tax practitioner.
The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) chairman Ian Taylor has foreshadowed a strong focus on cloud computing and digital technologies in the Board’s activities in 2016.
The Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer has appointed five new members of the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).
The Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) has issued advice to registered agents about managing conflicts of interest.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has foreshadowed changes to BAS statements, with plans for a simplified BAS for users of the ATO’s digital channels to be implemented in July 2017.
Treasury has published a revised version of the draft legislation proposed to extend GST to digital products and other services imported by Australian consumers.
Comments by a senior Australian Tax Office (ATO) officer suggest the ATO is still keen to press ahead with the Single Touch Payroll scheme.