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by Victor Prosacco PhD Published 6 months ago Updated 4 months ago
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Can I still access tax and superannuation services online?

If you use a registered tax or BAS agent for your tax and superannuation matters, you can still access our online services. You can do most of your business reporting and transactions with us online using:

What online services are available to tax agents?

A number of online services are available to tax agents, including Online services for agents and the practitioner lodgment service (PLS).

Why do I need a registered tax or bas agent?

They allow you to manage your business reporting and transactions at a time that is convenient for you. If you use a registered tax or BAS agent for your tax and superannuation matters, you can still access our online services. You can do most of your business reporting and transactions with us online using:

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What is online services for agents?

Online services for agents is a secure system. It provides registered tax and BAS agents and their authorised staff access to a range of client information and services.

Where is the Help button in OSFA?

Each task you complete in OSfA includes prompts to assist you. You can also select the Help button on the right-hand side of the screen for further information.

What is a relationship authorization manager?

Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) – an authorisation service that allows you to act on behalf of a business.

What is an OSFA?

Online services for agents (OSfA) is a secure system for registered tax and BAS agents and their authorised staff. It provides access to a range of client information and services.

ABN cancellation for partnerships

The Australian Business Register will soon start cancelling the Australian business number (ABN) of inactive partnerships.

Apply for your client's TFN

You can apply for your client’s tax file number (TFN) when applying for their Australian business number (ABN).

Online services for business

Online services for business is the default online service for businesses, approved self-managed super fund (SMSF) auditors, and other organisations to engage with us. This service is streamlined and contemporary – you can access it at any time on multiple devices, including smart devices such as your mobile phone or tablet.

Accessing Online services for business

To access Online services for business you will need to sign in using myGovID.

How to use Online services for business

The information below complements the prompts and help available throughout Online services for business. Additional help, relevant to the action you are performing, is available by selecting the Help button within the service.

Standard Business Reporting (SBR)-enabled software

Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is a standard approach to online or digital record keeping to simplify business reporting obligations. Digital service providers build SBR rules into business software to make the software ‘SBR-enabled’.

Providing feedback

We know you are busy and appreciate your support to help us improve our online services. To provide feedback complete the Give us your feedback form in Online services for business. You can find it at the bottom of every page.

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Online Services For Agents

  • Online services for agents is our main channel for you to interact with us online. You can use it to: 1. view and update your clients' registration details 2. prepare, lodge, view and print activity statements for your clients 3. view client account information 4. request refunds and credit transfers on behalf of your clients 5. communicate with us...
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Standard Business Reporting

  • SBR is a standard approach to digital record keeping and simplifies reporting to government. The PLS is a service accessed by your practice management software and operates on the SBR platform. This service enables you to interact digitally with us through your SBR-enabled software. You can prepare reports directly from your SBR-enabled practice software and lodge using the P…
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Australian Business Register

  • You can access your clients' Australian business number (ABN) details online using the Australian Business RegisterExternal Link. Use your myGovID to log in to the Tax professional servicesExternal Linkand: 1. change secure ABN information (for example, postal address and public officer) and receive confirmation of the change in the same internet session 2. apply for …
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Departing Australia Superannuation Payments (DASP) Online System

  • You can use the DASP online intermediary application to claim superannuation on behalf of your temporary resident clients who have departed Australia and no longer have active visas. See also: 1. DASP online intermediary application system
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