02 Sep 11 ATO Tax Practitioner Forum – agenda setting
The Tax Institute is preparing for the next ATO Tax Practitioners Forum (ATPF) meeting, scheduled for 4 November 2011. The ATPF is the channel for the professional bodies, tax practitioners and the ATO to identify, discuss and jointly attempt to resolve significant tax administration issues. Members of the ATPF are presented with opportunities to recommend products, services and/or administrative approaches that can assist with the smooth operation of the law for tax agents. Recent issues of discussion have included TaxTime and associated active compliance work, proof of identity changes, letters sent to agents about unpaid present entitlements, Tax Agent Portal performance issues, and TFN Withholding for Closely Held Trusts. If you have issues that you think should be raised at the ATPF, please contact us at Tax Policy.