If you run a tax practice, it's time to pay attention to the ATO’s plans to replace the AUSkey system with myGovID.
The ATO is urging tax practitioners to review and update their details registered with several AUSkey-related sites before it replace AUSkey on March 31 2020.
That includes details about:
- your practice listed in the Australian Business Register
- AUSkey holders listed in AUSkey Manager
- permissions assigned to each AUSkey in Access Manager.
Doing this will make your move to myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) faster and easier, according to the ATO.
It states: "These updates will ensure your practice can be linked in RAM, and will assist when using the 'Import AUSkey users' function. This function allows you to bulk transfer the permissions (granted in Access Manager) of existing AUSkey users associated with your practice."
The myGovID will allow individuals and businesses to prove who they are when dealing with the Government online. The RAM will allow businesses to link a myGovID to an ABN and manage who can act on behalf of your practice.