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 IAS/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

ATO online services rollout: Will SBR be the solution?

One of the effects of the slimming down of the Australian Tax Office in the recent Federal Budget announcement, will be the need for the ATO to move its functionality online.

And the ATO is preparing for this switch. From April 2014, those who lodge PAYG Withholding Annual Reports, TFN Declarations, Annual Investment Income Reports, Quarterly TFN Reports and Taxable Payment Annual Reports will be getting messages from the ATO pushing them to embrace this online direction.

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Online reporting of PAYG annual payment summary – EMPDUPE

New financial year 2013 is here. It’s time to get payment summary and extra money from tax returns. Accounting professionals are engaged in the End of Financial Year 2012 activities and to distribute payment summaries. The payment summary annual report should be lodged to ATO. Continue reading