Important Update to ATO Correspondence

The ATO has changed the way some people will now be receiving ATO mail.

From now on, if you have a myGov account, the ATO will no longer be sending out your mail by paper. You will receive a notification to your myGov Inbox when notices are ready for viewing with ATO online services.

The types of ATO mail you may receive in your myGov Inbox includes:

  • Notices, such as Notices of Assessment
  • Statements of Account
  • Confirmation and Reminder Notices
  • Activity Statements or Instalment Notices

The ATO will be endeavouring to notify Tax Agents that correspondence has been sent to clients electronically, but we do not as yet have confirmation that this will be received prior to lodgement and payment deadlines.

If you have a myGov account it is important that you read any notifications you receive and log into the account to check if notices have been forwarded to you, particularly for payable Tax Assessment and Instalment Notices, as we can no longer guarantee that we will be made aware of these obligations prior to the due dates.

If you have any queries regarding the above changes, please don’t hesitate to contact your Accountant to discuss this with them.

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