15 May 09
ATO's Tax Practitioner Forum (ATPF)
Michael Dirkis FTIA represented the Taxation Institute at the ATPF meeting held in Sydney, today Friday 15 May 2009. In addition to updates on Tax Bonus payments, the Tax Agents Services legislation and the ATO's debt patterns and trends, the issues on the agenda for the meeting include:
- The impact on employers and taxpayers of the changes to the income tests across various Acts to include reportable superannuation contributions, reportable employer superannuation contributions (RESC), and total net investment losses;
- The use of call centre staff in complex tax law projects;
- Accountants certifying ATO documents; and
- Changes to FTB.