• How do I lodge an objection on the portal?

    There are four steps to completing an objection in the portal. This is the third step. Ensure that you have completed Steps one and two before proceeding with the application – refer to Private rulings and objections for more details on the other steps.

    You must complete the online form in one portal session. There is no save facility.

    Log into the homepage of the Business Portal and then:

    1. Select Online forms. The Online forms screen will display a list of available forms.

    2. Select Private rulings and objections. The Private rulings and objections screen will display. This screen displays the steps required to complete an objection.

    If this option is not listed you will need someone to login to Access Manager to set the relevant permission (permission to prepare and/or lodge an 'Objection and private ruling application').

    To grant permissions in Access Manager, you need a myGovID and must be the principal authority or authorisation administrator in Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM).

    3. Select Lodge an objection. The Objection screen will display the information required to submit your objection.

    4. Select the Next button. The Objection – select main subject screen will display. This screen allows you to choose the main subject for the objection. Make a selection from the drop down list.

    5. Select Next button. The Objection – required information screen will display. This screen displays a list of questions to help us determine whether your objection meets the legal requirements of Division 3 of Part IVC of the Taxation Administration Act 1953.

    6. Choose the Yes radio button to indicate that the objection will be lodged within the specified time period.

    7. Provide the start and end date for the period for which you are lodging the objection.

    8. Choose the type of objection from the drop down box.

    9. Choose the Yes radio button to indicate your objection form clearly states the grounds you rely on.

    10. Select the Next button. The Objection – required information  continued screen will display.

    11. Enter the details of the decision you are objecting to, including the reference number and date of the decision.

    12. Select the Next button. The Objection – applicant details screen will display the applicant details for the objection. Update the details displayed on this screen if needed.

    We will not use details collected from this screen to update our records.

    13. Select the Next button. The Objection – file attachments screen will display. This screen allows you to attach your objection application and any additional documents.

    14. To attach a file from your computer;

    • Select Browse and then the Choose file window will display. This screen allows you to select the file to be attached from your computer.
    • Select your attachment then select the Open button. The Objection application field displays the name of the file selected.
    • Select the Attach button and the attached file name will display in the Attached files list.
    • Select the Browse button next to the Additional attachment field to attach additional files. You will follow the same process as above.

    Attachment guidelines 

    • There is a maximum of six attachments per submission.
    • Each attachment can be no larger than 3.7MB.
    • Acceptable file types are .doc, .pdf, .rtf, .xls, .tif, .jpg, .zip, .bmp, .mpp, .ppt, .png, and .gif.
    • If scanning text, use black and white settings at 72 dpi.
    • If scanning images, use black and white settings at 200 dpi.

    15. To remove a file from your list of attachments, select the checkbox beside the file name and select Remove files

    16. When finished, select the Next button and sign the transaction using your digital signature.

    You will need to sign using the credential you logged in with.

    17. When you have submitted your transaction, the Transaction completed screen will display.

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