Software industry consultation
Prior to 1 July 2013, the peak body forum for the software industry was the Software developers consultative group (SDCG) which had a representative membership of the software industry (business accounting, tax agent, superannuation and payroll products). The SDCG has now transitioned to a Stakeholder relationship and management group. For more information on the new consultative arrangements click here
Other consultative arrangements for the industry are the Tax practitioner software developers (TPSD) technical group (previously known as ELS forum) which specifically serves the tax preparation software industry and other technical and special purpose groups wherever there is a need. Examples of technical working groups are the ELS2SBR and the eCommerce SWD technical working group for tax preparation developers and the Payroll implementation contributions (technical) working group for payroll developers.
Seminars are also run for provision of information to the industry as need arises.
See also: ATO Matters under Consultation