ATO Concedes Digital PAYG Instalment Notices Are Not Working

Over the last 9 months the ATO commenced sending PAYG Instalment Notices via myGov or other digital means to you directly.  Given the inconsistencies of this system, Tax Agents such as Harris Black were finding it extremely difficult to be certain clients actually received these notices. 

Following feedback from the tax profession, the ATO has now agreed to send out paper notifications for PAYG Instalment Notices until a more effective digital solution can be implemented.  The sending of paper notifications will commence from the June 2021 quarter.  As a result of this, and without notice to Harris Black, your method of delivery of PAYG Instalment Notices may change yet again. 

Should you miss paying a PAYG Instalment Notice due to the change of delivery method and are then charged with either penalties or interest, it is important that you contact the ATO and ask that they remit the penalties / interest applied.

Please contact us for assistance if you are concerned about the method of delivery of your PAYG Instalment Notices and we will do our best to get the best solution in place for you.

The information in this blog is intended only to provide a general overview and has not been prepared with a view to any particular situation or set of circumstances. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute advice. While we attempt to ensure the information is current and accurate we do not guarantee its currency and accuracy. You should seek professional advice before acting or relying on any of the information in this blog as it may not be appropriate for your individual circumstances.

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