tax agent

How to Prepare for this Tax Season

Every financial year, from July 1 to June 30 of the following year, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) gathers income tax from working Australians. In other words, now we are in the 2018/2019 financial year and the deadline for lodging tax returns is, therefore, June 30.

The differences between a tax agent and an accountant

‘Tax agent’ and ‘accountant’ are professions that people consider interchangeable,  sometimes incorrectly. It’s normal to think they do the same thing. In reality, though, there are some big differences. Unless you’re in the accounting business you might not know them, so read on below.

Working as a tax agent

The average working person might never have heard of a tax agent; you usually  don’t until you really needed one. You’ve heard of an accountant, a bookkeeper and even a debt collector. Tax agents work in a niche field and are invaluable sources of help when the time comes.