Managing your mental health and wellbeing
We understand many tax practitioners may still be struggling with the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Juggling competing priorities and working hard to support your clients is no easy task. This is why during this time, we recognise that it’s also important to manage your mental health and wellbeing. Some of the temporary measures we have put in place to support you include:
- Accepting a small amount of educative health and wellbeing activities undertaken until 30 June 2021. This could include activities such as attending webinars about how to manage stress and self-care.
- Removing the 25% cap for relevant technical/professional reading activity in our CPE policy until 30 June 2021. Just remember you must first and foremost, explore and undertake CPE offerings and keep a log book detailing all the activities undertaken.
- Waiving the requirement to lodge your annual declaration. If your annual declaration is due on or before 30 June 2021, you don’t have to complete it until 2022 or 2023 (if your registration renewal is due in 2022).
It’s important to understand that while these concessions are in place, you must continue to meet your other obligations around professional indemnity insurance, fit and proper requirements and personal tax obligations. To find more information on our COVID-19 concessions visit our Newsroom.
Where to get help
Help is available 24/7 with many government-funded mental health counselling services available. If you or your staff are experiencing any sort of distress, we recommend you get in touch with:
• Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support service
• Head to Health – the Government’s digital mental health gateway.
Last modified: 7 April 2021