MEMBER 154 writes, in response to Member 142's comments in last week's TAXVINE.
"ATO, please get serious. What type of an instruction is it to put on your website that Centrelink will not be providing PAYG payment summaries for 2013 and that tax agents can rely on the Portal from the 3rd week in July? Put a date on there, not a wishy washy statement. I assume it should be by 15 July as all employers must comply by 14 July.
Further, issue a statement on what the ATO will do if a tax agent relies on the Portal and the information is incorrect. Presumably compensation will be paid to both the agent and taxpayer.
I love the fact that the first paragraph says we can rely on the Portal to lodge then the second says if it is not on the Portal contact Centrelink!!!!"