ATO – Information for Practitioners

Legal Practitioner – CGT page retired

To help streamline our content on we have made changes to where you can find the information you need on basic capital gains tax issues.

We have retired the capital gains tax page for legal practitioners and  capital gains tax can now be found in our in our general section on

Single Touch Payroll starts from 1 July 2018
From 1 July this year employers with 20 or more employees will gradually start reporting to us from their payroll software each time they pay their employees.

This reporting change, known as Single Touch Payroll, means employers will send their employees’ salaries and wages, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding and super information to the ATO electronically when they run their payroll.

More information is available at

Debt – new escalation service

The ATO has an escalation service available to legal practitioners where you are acting on behalf of your client in relation to:

  • Director Penalty Notices (DPN’s);
  • S459e Statutory Demands;
  • Windup Notices;
  • Judgement Notices;
  • Summons;
  • Creditor’s Petitions; or
  • Bankruptcy Notices

This service is ONLY available in instances where:

  • there is an error in a document/notice; or
  • there is less than five (5) business days for a response.

To access this service contact the Debt area on 1300 303 570, and select the appropriate subject matter option.  When speaking to the ATO officer advise them that you believe you are eligible for this escalation service.  If eligible, the ATO officer will then create an escalation request.  You will then be contacted by an ATO officer who specifically deals with these matters within 2 business days.


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