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SMSF Tax Returns can now be lodged using Practice Studio

Posted 6 years ago in Advisors by Anthony Migliardi

With the release of the SMSF tax return for 2014 last week, our essential form types on our Australian Tax roadmap are now completed. We now have Individual, Partnership, Company, Trust, FBT, and SMSF. That means Xero Partners can now use Xero Practice Studio for all of their ATO lodgments.

Find out more about recent changes in our Practice Studio Help Centre.

What’s next?

We’ve released several major and minor enhancements this year, plus we’re on track to release the complete 2015 tax return form series in early June.

How do I get Australian Tax?

Australian Tax is an integral part of Xero Practice Manager. It’s available as part of Xero Practice Studio. Our practice tools are completely free for Silver and above partners, or can be purchased for a monthly charge.

See Tax in Action

We have a series of webinars for Australian partners who want to see how Xero Tax works. If you want to train your team so you can hit the ground running on 1 July, sign up for Tax in Action.

Each of the 19 session  run for 20-25 minutes and are being recorded. To view the entire series or register for any sessions check out the Train me on Xero section of Xero U.


Timothy Munro
April 17, 2015 at 12.38 pm

Great work “Migs” and the entire Australian Xero Tax Team! We’ve been using Xero Tax since it came out, and it’s super easy to use and gets everything done with a minimum of fuss. If you haven’t tried it yet – you’re missing out on something that makes your life as an accountant just that little bit easier. Looking forward to what’s coming up to!

Anthony Wardley
April 17, 2015 at 4.23 pm

Very impressive how quickly this has been done.

Can BAS amendments be done through Xero tax yet? It is the last thing that is keeping us running dual tax software.

April 17, 2015 at 5.55 pm

A win for all mutual Xero + Sharesight clients. Another step towards total SMSF automation.

Matthew Prouse
April 17, 2015 at 6.05 pm

@Anthony Currently its not possible to amend a BAS using Xero Practice Studio.

The feedback we have received from most partners is that its simple enough to amend BAS returns via the ATO Portal.

We acknowledge that we can further improve the BAS lodgment process in Practice Manager and expect to release an updated BAS form with a new UI and amendment functionality before the end of calendar year 2015.

Jerry Zhao
April 19, 2015 at 12.59 am

Great News!!!

Anthony Wardley
April 19, 2015 at 12.17 pm

Thanks Matthew. I’m not sure what others are doing but preparing the form on the portal, adding a declaration for the client to sign, getting it signed then rekeying to the portal was a pain for us. It’s only a small thing though. We love Xero tax and can’t believe how quick it rolled out with constant improvements.

April 21, 2015 at 11.19 am

This is cool, a pretty amazing achievement Xero to have all tax forms available for 2015, a complete Xero Practice Studio will be the real deal for 2015.

May 4, 2015 at 10.42 am

When will this be available for New Zealand users of Xero ?

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