In response to feedback from Member 255 regarding the new Tax professionals newsletter (see 2013 TAXVINE No 44 (15 November 2013)), the ATO has provided the following comments:
"Thank you for your feedback.
During consultation, tax agents and BAS agents told us that content in an email can be difficult to find at a later date and the email newsletters were becoming too long. They wanted an email to alert them to the most important news with a way to find more information if it was relevant to them.
As a result, we created News and updates for tax professionals on the Tax Professionals segment of ato.gov.au, which is supported by the Tax professionals newsletter. The newsletter highlights the most important news from the week and you can visit News and updates for tax professionals at any time to access the latest information.
We will continue to review how we communicate with tax professionals in order to continue to improve our services to you."