myGov lodgements are not for registered agents

The ATO have come out reminding and advising registered agents that the MyTax service via an individual’s myGov account “is not an approved lodgement channel for registered agents and is a breach of the ATO online terms and conditions”, the ATO has stated. Consequently, agents found logging in to an individual’s myGov account using their personal details is a breach of the TPB’s Code of Conduct and agents found accessing private accounts will likely be referred to the TPB for further action.

With the onboarding of new employee’s process changing and including the provision of an employee’s TFN information along with Superannuation detail via their myGov platform, it is an important reminder to BAS agents not to access an employee’s private myGov account.