02 Mar 09 Agents can choose how their clients receive their tax bonusIn a broadcast message to tax agents sent on 26 February 2009, the ATO announced new arrangements regarding the payment of the tax bonus to agents' clients. The Commissioner has put in place arrangements for those agents who are the contact address for their clients’ tax correspondence and/or payments. Those agents can choose to have these payments and correspondence sent directly to their clients’ residential address listed on their 2007-08 return. The broadcast message explains what is involved in making that choice.
The ATO subsequently published a follow up to the broadcast of 26 February 2009, setting out instructions on how agents can advise the ATO of their preferred tax bonus payment option via the Tax Agent Portal secure mail. Agents need to advise the ATO of their preferred option by 12 March 2009.
For a copy of the ATO broadcast message, 26 February 2009, go here.
For a copy of the follow up instructions, go here.