ATO – Nomination of legal representative

The ATO recently reviewed the way we engage with legal practitioners who are representing their clients in relation to tax and superannuation matters. As part of this review we consulted with legal practitioners to better understand the role they typically play with respect to taxation and superannuation and their priorities and timelines when dealing with the ATO.

Please find the methods for nomination of legal practitioner with associated timeframes.

Key points

  • Clients can nominate immediately via phone or myGov.
  • Legal practitioner nominations can be processed by close of business the next business day when urgent.
  • If your client cannot notify us of your appointment, you can provide written proof of your appointment on your firm’s letterhead.

Additional information including proof of identity requirements can be found on