ATO: Changes to your Activity Statements

By Elisha Huke
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If you are used to receiving your activity statements in the post, you may have noticed that you haven’t received it yet. Read on to discover why... 


From 1 July 2014, once an activity statement is lodged via an electronic channel (this includes any online lodgement including lodging through us at HTA) the ATO will stop sending paper activity statements. Instead, all future activity statements will become available in an electronic channel.

For you, this means no more paper! All your lodgement obligations for activity statements can be completed easily online using the Business Portal. You can lodge your activity statement through the Portal & receive instant notification that it has been lodged. The Business Portal also allows you to:

  • View activity statements
  • View business tax account details
  • Access online tools & calculators
  • View payment options
  • Obtain an electronic funds transfer (EFT) code
  • Obtain a payment slip

The only requirement for using the Business Portal is an AUSkey, and you also must use the browser Internet Explorer­ – the AUSkey is not supported by other browsers. You can register for one here, just by following the prompts. Once you receive the AUSkey automatically via email, you can get access to the Business Portal.


 

If the above has come as a little surprise to you & you need assistance in lodging your next activity statement and registering for an AUSkey, please give your accountant at HTA Advisory a call.

 

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