24 Oct 088 On amending tax returnsMEMBER 1 writes:
"Can the Taxation Institute please ask the ATO to assist tax agents in efficiently dealing with amended tax returns.
- Currently amended individual tax returns cannot be lodged electronically if there are any data whatsoever at Item 18 (Capital Gains) - even if minimal and not being amended or even just carried forward capital losses (which have no bearing on the assessment).
- Amendments to other types of returns (eg Partnerships, Trusts, Companies & Superannuation Funds) still cannot be lodged electronically.
- There is no “subject” choice on the Tax Agents Portal for amending individual returns - only the other types of returns.
- I acknowledge that the ATO now have a new form (NAT 71837) for tax agent amendment requests (which is probably deemed necessary because of the issue pointed out in item (1) above), but it still needs a subject matter in the Portal to direct this to the correct section within the ATO.