Client Update functionality is live!

We have released Client Update functionality within GovReports for Tax and BAS agents since July 21st but not an official announcement as the service available is with limited capability of just adding and or deleting a client. This means you now no longer need to go to ATO Portal to add or delete a client of your agent number account before using GovReports.

For BAS agent, this service comes with a catch! 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

New GovReports ‘intuitive’ portal ensures your practice runs smoother via SBR

AS your workload starts to increase over the next few weeks you can rely on the new GovReports lodgment portal to help you meet deadlines and delight clients.

When you first logon to the new portal you are given a ‘Birds View’ of your lodgments so that you know what you’ve lodged and what’s to be lodged, giving you better control over your workflow.

know what you’ve lodged and what’s to be lodged, giving you better control over your workflow. Continue reading

Lodge TPAR online

If your business is in the building and construction industry, it’s time to get ready for your TPAR reporting to the ATO.

For many, if you do not use accounting software during the year to record contractors engagements that generate TPAR backup file, at GovReports, we have the solution for you.

GovReports is the leading SBR enabled software that is transparent, accountable and easy to use, saving you time and money. Using your AUSkey, business can access and input their data anywhere and anytime and preparing compliant reports ready for lodgment.

Lodgments can be viewed in real time, and users can receive instant responses from the ATO, ASIC and OSRs.

GovReports integrates with major accounting, payroll and CRM software for easy upload or import of data, that automatically pre-fills reporting forms directly from relevant Government department with online access.

GovReportsTaxable Payments Annual Report  has 3 TPAR lodgment options:

  1. Fill & complete contractor details with online form
  2. Upload software generated TPAR back up file
  3. Upload GovReports Template TPAR CSV file format

Deadline of TPAR lodgment is near. Your business needs to report the contractor’s ABN, name and address, the total amount paid for the year and the total GST included in that amount. This information will generally be contained in the invoices you receive from your contractors.

Now is the time to make sure your business is ready to prepare and lodge the annual report on time.

If you filled out a paper report last year, you can make this process quicker and easier by lodging online with GovReports this year.

The information reported about payments made to contractors is matched against other information held by the ATO to detect contractors who have not lodged tax returns or included all their income in returns that have been lodged.