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Tax 2021 issues (Australia)

This support note applies to:

  • AE Tax Series 6 & 8 (AU)
  • AE Tax (AU)
  • AO Tax (AU)
Article ID: 66028468

This page is a reference for all 2021 issues that are still outstanding and resolved in an update. We'll keep adding issues to this page as they're found.

For the latest release information, see Accountants Office & Accountants Enterprise releases (Australia).

ATO issues

The following issues are confirmed by the ATO

Return typeSummaryDescription
Individual tax return (2020 & 2021)

CMN.ATO.IITR.EM0020: Non-commercial loss income must be less than or equal to $250,000


The ATO has identified that they're incorrectly rejecting returns with this error when there is a Business loss activity present.

As a workaround, the ATO has advised a manual lodgement of the tax return.

Company tax return (2020 & 2021)CMN.ATO.CTR.428057

The ATO has identified that they're incorrectly rejecting returns where there is a total salary and wages expense at Financial and other information (Label 8D) is greater than Total expenses at Profit and Loss’ (6Q) due to negative Cost of Sales (Label 6A)

You can find this error on the ATO's PLS Troubleshooting page.

Use the Ref no from the tables below if you're calling support for any of these issues.

Make sure you check the release note link on the latest version on top of this article. It will list all the issues that have been fixed in that release.

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