June 25, 2014

Paperless Activity Statements

From 1 July 2014, the ATO will continue to send paper activity statements until they receive an electronic lodgement.

Once you have lodged an activity statement via an electronic medium (Tax Agent Portal, Business Portal, Small Business Reporting (SBR)), the ATO will cease generating a paper return and whichever medium was used to lodge that statement is where the next activity statement will be made available.

People who elect to receive their activity statements electronically will generally receive them three to four days after the generation date. The generation date is usually the middle of the month prior to the end of the quarter. If you have elected to use the Business Portal or SBR you are notified by email that your activity statement is available to access and complete online. You must have a valid email address recorded with the Business Portal and SBR. If Tactica Partners receives an electronic activity statement on your behalf we will notify you of this via email.

The ATO will continue to send paper activity statements for the following form types because they cannot currently despatch them electronically:
  • Annual GST Report
  • Quarterly PAYG Instalment Notice
  • Quarterly GST Instalment Notice
  • Quarterly GST and PAYG Instalment Notice

Should you have any queries in relation to the above changes please do not hesitate to contact Helen Bunford on 9387 5637 or

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