Live Client Update

For Tax and BAS agents, clients must be added to the ATO portal to prepare and lodge reports via SBR enabled software like GovReports. This is a cumbersome process if a new client comes along and there is need to lodge a tax return or simply a BAS only then to get an error message that you are not authorised to lodge for the reporting entity because the client is not registered under your agent number from the portal or that they were previously on your portal but has since been removed. Continue reading

Farewell to ELS as PLS settles in via SBR

ATO Electronic Lodgment Service (ELS) has for a long time been the lodgment gateway  for tax professionals to submit compliance and regulatory reports to the tax office on behalf of clients via software providers.  The days of using ELS software are now numbered as ATO replaces ELS with Standard Business Reporting (SBR) from April 2017 and by the new term,  Practitioner Lodgment Service (PLS). Continue reading