05 Sep 1313
More on ATO pre-fill totals
MEMBER 192 writes, in response to recent correspondence lamenting the omission of totals:
"In response to Members 180, 188 and 189, I was a member of a Regional Tax Practitioners Working Group (now since disbanded, but that’s another story…) at which these changes to the Pre-fill Report were discussed. The practitioner members of that Working Group came from a broad range of practices, from big 5, tax shops to sole practitioners and, to my recollection, everyone agreed the total facility didn’t really provide a useful benefit as we all indicated we reviewed the component transactions of all our tax return item totals, otherwise we wouldn’t be exhibiting the correct level of supervision and review of our client jobs."