17 May 1212 New lodgment program framework for 2013-14
The ATO advises that from 1 July 2013, it will be introducing a new framework for the lodgment program, so that it can differentiate between registered tax agents and BAS agents (registered agents) who meet their lodgment program obligations on time and those who do not.
In order to be eligible for the concessions offered by the lodgment program, tax agents will need to:
- lodge electronically
- achieve an 'on time' lodgment program performance of 85% or more.
From 1 July 2012, the ATO will begin with a transition year. The key features of the transitional year are:
- tax agents will be informed of their 'on time' lodgment program performance for income tax return and fringe benefits tax (FBT) annual return obligations
- newly registered agents must lodge electronically to receive lodgment program concessions.