"Would the Taxation Institute be good enough to query with the ATO why pre-filling for e-tax was fixed and made available again BEFORE the tax agent portal was? Aren't tax agents important any more in the ATO's eyes?"
TAXVINE COMMENT: Member 1, the Taxation Institute raised your concerns with the ATO, who confirmed that there was a time lag between e-tax and the Portal in relation to pre-filling and advised that it was not intentional but the result of systems problems with the Portal that delayed the pre-filling update on the Portal. We were assured that this was a one-off situation and that there is no system preference for updating e-tax before the Portal. We understand that the Pre-filling reports in the Tax Agent Portal are now available.
For more information about pre-filling and the Portal, go here