"Considering the copious resources that the ATO allocate to the tax agent portal we might be forgiven for hoping that it might actually do what it was set up to do. How foolish of us to think like that! The portal is now rendered almost unusable, and on those rare occasions when you can actually log on it runs so appallingly slowly that you simply give up in disgust anyway. No doubt the ATO will decide that in order to fix it they need to shut it down and, if I can be so bold as to suggest a date, how about 28 October? What better date than to cause more disruption to tax agents. Remember their infamous 15 May shutdown last tax year? It truly is pitiful that problems are still ongoing after all this time and what is even more pitiful is the inability of anyone in the ATO to acknowledge the problem and publicly apologize for it."