Tax and EOFY toolkit

A range of resources to support you

What are tax elections?

Online tax elections let you customise each of your clients' tax reports to suit their individual needs. Learn more about the tax election process and tax report release in our tax elections flyer.

Current tax elections

Unless you make elections for this tax reporting year, our default elections will apply. You can read about our default elections and other key information in our tax elections flyer.

Making elections for your clients

From adviser view:

  • for capital gains elections follow the path: Administration > Investment > Enter or maintain a CGT cost base method

Some more information on complex security holders and non-residents

While we do our best to distribute client Tax Reports as soon as possible, there are certain securities that can delay the process. If any of your clients hold one or more of the following securities, they can expect to receive their Tax Report between October and December:

  • listed trusts
  • international property trusts
  • hedge funds
  • geared investments
  • instalment warrants.

Clients listed as non-residents for tax purposes are also expected to receive their Tax Report between October and December. We will advise you of any changes to this timeframe.

Non-residents and complex securities holders listed above may need to lodge their tax return through a tax agent to avoid any penalties that may apply if they do not lodge their return with the Australian Tax Office before 30 October 2019.

Choosing the specific parcel selection option

One of your tax election options is specific parcel selection, where you can specify the open parcels against which disposals can be allocated.

Please note that this may not be an option across all listed securities due to a corporate action event.

If you’d like to choose specific parcel selection and the security you wish to select isn’t displayed, this will be available if:

  • There is a sale for a partial holding in the 2018/2019 tax year, and
  • There exists multiple buy parcels available for selection (you can find this in the unrealised gains report).

To proceed with the specific parcel selection for securities not available online, please complete this spreadsheet with the details of the specific parcel(s) you’d like to nominate and send it back to us at We’ll get in touch to let you know of next steps.

Installment warrants

Waiting on product issuers for more information.

  • Westpac
  • Macquarie Bank Limited
  • Citi
  • RBS
  • UBS

Product issuer schedule

In an effort to help you manage your client expectations around the availability of their Tax Reports, we have reached-out to Fund Managers and requested an indication of when they will be able to provide us their annual tax components.

The below schedule shows the dates that we expect to receive this information for each Fund. Please note that all Fund components need to be finalised and processed for an account before the Tax Report can be issued.

Once issued, you can view your client’s Tax Reports via the adviser website

Status Key:

  • Outstanding – Fund Tax Reports have not yet been received by the Platform. If the information is not provided by the Expected Date, we will follow-up with them regularly. If we are informed by the Fund Manager of any material changes to the Expected Date, we will notify you via email and the Investment Menu News page.
  • Received – Fund Tax Reports are being processed at a Platform level, and are being reconciled to individual accounts (On average, this process will take around 2 weeks)
  • Audit – To provide assurance around the accuracy of your Tax Report, KPMG conduct an independent audit to ensure they remain consistent with the Assumptions and Principle outlined in the Tax Guide and that the information reported are consistent with the information from our source systems (On average, this process will take around 1 week).
  • Finalised – All the Tax Components for this Fund have been finalised (On average, this process will take around 1 week).

Product issuer schedule - available here

12H tax distribution schedule

This provides investors with the distribution components for managed investments available on investment menus. The information provided will assist investors with undertaking their own withholding obligations on behalf of their direct non-resident beneficiaries/investors.

12H tax distribution schedule

Client materials

Delayed assets impacting tax reports

Most tax reports will be available by the end of September. However, certain assets can cause delays in finalising some tax reports.

Here’s a list of these external assets which we expect will be delayed this year.

Security Security name Reason for delay

Coming soon

Coming soon

Coming soon


We'll keep you informed of the 2019 tax report releases by emailing you and confirming which of your client’s reports are available.

If your client invests in non-Australian securities

A specific form may be required if your client:

  • invests in Australian-US dual-listed securities but is not a US citizen or US resident for tax purposes, most likely the Declaration of Foreign Residency (W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E form)
  • invests in securities listed or dual-listed in other nations, like Ireland
  • pays income tax in another jurisdiction, like the W9 form for US tax payers

Please note

For individual investors, only one W-8BEN form is required per individual, regardless of how many dual-listed securities are held. Where there are multiple beneficiaries, such as a joint account, a form must be completed for each beneficiary.

For entity investors, only one W-8BEN-E form is required per entity, regardless of how many dual-listed securities are held. Completed forms must be submitted directly to us for processing. Please do not send these directly to the share registry as they will not be accepted.

View more information on these forms below.

W-8BEN forms

General information on W-8BEN forms >

Please have your client complete the applicable Declaration of Foreign Residency form below.

Individual Entity

W-8BEN form

W-8BEN-E form


Documents to help you complete the correct fields:

If your client is invested in JAMES HARDIE INDUSTRIES PLC (JHX) – Irish DWT securities, please have them use this special form.

The following securities require a W-8BEN or W-8BEN-E form:

  • News Corporation (NWS)
  • Vanguard All-World Ex-US Shares Index ETF (VEU)
  • Vanguard US Total Market Shares Index ETF (VTS)

What are SMSF audits?

Self managed super fund (SMSF) auditors are required to conduct both a financial and compliance audit, and subsequently express an opinion that the SMSF has:

  • made no material errors in financial statements
  • complied with the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) (SIS) Act and regulations.

To assist you and SMSF auditors in this process, the reports below highlight the effectiveness of our internal controls and ensure the information provided in investor statements contains no material errors.

Independent audit report

Provided by the auditor to the Board of Directors of Macquarie Investment Management Limited on internal controls and other relevant accounting procedures as they relate to the specified annual investor statements for the year ended 30 June 2020.

Independent review reports

Provided by the auditor to the Board of Directors of Macquarie Investment Management Limited on the specified annual investor statements for the year ended 30 June 2020.

Review issued by KPMG after completion of all reports.

Important information

These reports may also apply to other account structures held through our platform and are not individually prepared for each SMSF client. We therefore recommend that you review the information provided, and assess whether it provides sufficient evidence regarding internal controls and material accuracy of the annual investor statements in order to meet your specific auditor responsibilities.   

Specific documentation from the SMSF's trustee will be required when carrying out your audit obligations in respect to assets that are either held outside your account. To assist you in determining the extent to which these reports may be relied upon, please refer to the Government's Auditing and Assurance Standards Board website and the Guidance Statement GS009 Auditing Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.

Super Tax

The tax calculations and adjustments for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019 have been completed for clients' super and pension accounts.


To assist you in explaining to your clients the principles and assumptions that we have used to calculate each member's notional tax return, we have released the

The Guide to Member Tax Calculation is provided to you for information purposes only. No action is required from you or your clients.

Frequently asked questions

(The following are further explained in the Guide to Member Tax Calculation)

How would this affect my client?

If the annual tax liability of a member is less than the tax payments made during the year, we credit a refund to the member's Cash Account, otherwise their account is debited with a tax charge.

Which clients are included?

Clients affected are those who held active accounts during the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, and kept their accounts open until 14 March 2019.

What if my client's account is closed?

Members who leave the Fund prior to the year's annual processing date will not receive the benefit of any franking credits, foreign income tax offsets or any revenue/capital losses that have accrued. These tax benefits will be allocated on a proportional basis across all active accumulation accounts as at the processing date.

For further information, please refer to the Annual taxation adjustments section of the relevant Product Disclosure Statement.

What if my client has switched between super and pension accounts during the financial year, or since 1 July?

If your client has switched between super and pension accounts during or since the 2018/19 financial year, the tax calculation will be completed on both of these accounts, with the transactions being processed to the open account.

Why would my client be debited a tax charge?

Clients may be debited tax charges if they disposed of assets and realised capital gains as a result during the financial year.

What do my clients see?

Your clients will see different adjustments on their Cash Transactions Report depending on the type of account they hold.

For superannuation clients:

  • Superannuation tax calculation adjustment (credit or debit) - the total net tax position
  • Distributed tax benefit adjustment - the forfeited tax benefits from closed member accounts.

For pension clients:

  • Distributed tax benefit adjustment - the franking credits applicable to the account.

For clients who have switched between super and pension:

  • Distributed tax benefit adjustment (credit or debit) - the total net tax position in the closed super account
  • Distributed tax benefit adjustment - the franking credits applicable to the open pension account.




Tax Guide
Product Issuer Schedule

Corporate Actions

Rio Tinto Limited (2018)

Woodside Petroleum Limited (2018)

Westfield Group (2018)

Independent audit report
Independent review report


Tax Guide
Product Issuer Schedule

Corporate Actions

Telstra Corporation Limited (2017)

JB HI-FI Limited (2017)

ITJ (2017)

iShares (2017)

Insurance Australia Group (2017)

Vocus Communications Limited (2017)

Independent audit report
Independent review report

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