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02 Jul 2020 Tax Time 2020

On Tuesday 23 June 2020, Tax Counsel Stephanie Caredes CTA and Senior Advocate Robyn Jacobson CTA attended the weekly meeting of the ATO’s Tax Practitioner Stewardship Group to discuss Tax Time 2020 matters. The focus of the meeting included:

  • an extended hours service for tax agents, aligned with the general phone lines being trialled in July;
  • the issuing of myGov messages to taxpayers regarding how to access their income statements, as well as enforced messaging around waiting for income statements to become available before lodging; and
  • the work being done to finalise the full suite of Tax Time Toolkits and occupation guides to be ready by 1 July 2020.

A link to the key messages from this meeting is here. (Note: the key messages were not released by the ATO until the week following the meeting.)

Members who have matters to raise in relation to Tax Time 2020 should email the Vine Feedback inbox.


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