MEMBER 91 writes:
"I operate what is essentially a consulting tax practice but lodge a few returns - mainly family and to help out a couple of friends. I prepare the returns manually. I have just received a letter from the ATO stating that to continue to receive concessional lodgement dates under a lodgment program I must now lodge all returns electronically.
Can somebody tell me where the law requires returns to be lodged electronically? I read a continual litany of ATO Portal problems in this Member Feedback column and I am glad that to date I have avoided going near it."