MEMBER 67 writes:
“In the run-up to 31 March lodgment deadline, it would have been useful to be able to access a client list with lodgment due date/s.
Since this vital report was NOT available towards the end of March, (and is still NOT available), it’s clearly impossible to know which clients’ forms are due by that date.
Accountants should remind ATO of this fact when considering or negotiating any penalties for lateness.
I’m already practising for an interesting discussion about who is to blame for lateness.
‘Please could you send us a copy of the ATO letter advising Mrs Smith that her Income Tax Return was due by 31 March. Oh, there was no letter? So how does she know the due date for lodgment of her return?’
Such a time-waster.”