The Taxation Office has recently introduced some changes affecting how we (as your tax agent) receive client correspondence for individuals.
We are able to view correspondence sent in the previous 60 days online via the Tax Office portal.
Any clients that have created a myGov account and linked to the Taxation Office will receive this correspondence (eg, Notice of Assessment) direct to their myGov Inbox.
Any mail you receive in your myGov Inbox will no longer be sent to us in paper form.
As your tax agent we will monitor the online portal to ensure you are kept informed in a timely manner.
We advise all clients to exercise caution if you receive a telephone call or email from someone purporting to be from the Taxation Office.
Under no circumstances should you provide any personal details such as your TFN, address or bank account details. Also, do not open any attachments in an email.
A recent tax scam operated as follows.
• A person telephones and claims that they are a prosecutor representing the Australian Tax Office (ATO).
• That person claims that the person answering has an outstanding debt with the ATO and that they will be taking the person to court to recoup this debt. Arrest by police is threatened also.
• The caller may want a payment immediately, eg – that day, and they may threaten to freeze assets and all bank accounts, etc if the payment is not made or not made immediately.
• A second person may then phone and offer to help with that situation for a fee.
• Please contact our office if you have any questions about your taxation affairs.
Please contact our office if you have any questions about your taxation affairs.