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Christmas Message

December 18, 2017 By Australian Business Software Industry Association
  The Australian Business Software Association Industry Board would like to thank you for your ongoing support. We would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.Please note: from Friday 22nd December 2017 until Tuesday 2nd January 2018 inclusive, the team will be on leave and emails will not be monitored.  We look forward to being in touch with you again in early 2018.

Intro to the ATO Operational Framework

November 29, 2017 By Australian Business Software Industry Association
A webinar for software developers by software developers The Operational Framework is a program developed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in conjunction with the software industry and will create a set of security protocols for interactions with ATO systems. It will affect every Digital Service Provider (DSP)* consuming any ATO service.This one hour webinar will be presented by a panel of ABSIA subject matter experts and will provide the software providers view.......
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Nominees for Australian Business Software Industry Association

September 22, 2017 By Australian Business Software Industry Association
This year, the number of ABSIA Nominees exceeds the number of vacant elected ABSIA positions. For the first time, a ballot will be held by Electronic Proxy Voting. Electronic voting will commence on Monday 25/9/2017 9:00am (AEST) and closes Monday 9/10/2017 3:00pm (AEST) but it’s strongly suggested that you vote by Friday 6th October at 5pm (AEST) in order for votes to be counted.​The announcement of the ABSIA Board will be at the ABSIA Annual General Meeting on&.......
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ATO Systems Outage Report

August 07, 2017 By Josef Bobinac
ATO Systems Outage Report Following the ATO System Outages in December 2016 and February 2017, ATO commissioned Pricewaterhouse Coopers to undertake an independent review, and also conducted an internal investigation in which a number of ABSIA members participated.  These investigations are in addition to Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) forensic investigation as to the root causes of those outages, The resulting report is here.

ABSIA’s Submission to “The Review into the Future of the Tax Profession”. 

August 04, 2017 By Karen Lay-Brew
ABSIA’s Submission to “The Review into the Future of the Tax Profession”.  The Inspector General of Taxation (IGT) announced a review to examine the future of the tax profession in Australia. “The review is deliberately forward-looking and seeks to raise awareness about the risks, challenges and opportunities presented by technological, social, policy and regulatory changes.” As part of the review process, the IGT called for Submissions from interested partie.......
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Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2016 Outcomes

November 17, 2016 By Samantha Smith
Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2016 - Outcomes Resignation of Directors The ABSIA board and its members thank Geoff Schaller and Kevin Johnson for all their efforts over the past years on the board, who resigned from their positions as Directors on Wednesday 30th of November 2016. We wish them all the very best in their future endeavours. Appointment of Directors ABSIA warmly welcomes David Tuke (from Oban Solutions) & Patrick Hamilton (from ADP) to the ABSIA board, as Directors. Both.......
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