[plug] OT - ATO Portal under Linux (including ECI)
Munky at not.for.pub.com
Fri Apr 23 19:41:07 WST 2004
This is the ATO.
I don't know your arrangements, but they kinda have some spare cash to pay your rates.
Russ Powers wrote:
> --- Onno Benschop <onno at itmaze.com.au> wrote:
>>BAS on-line. (And then all I need to do is migrate away from MYOB and
>>I'm MS-free :-)
> I finally got myob working under wine.
>>So, while I'm waiting for an email from the ATO, I figured I'd ask if
>>you were in a position to assist - eg. you had an ECI certificate, you
>>used Linux, you could install stuff and you would be interested in
>>assisting to figure out how to make this work.
> I don't have an ECI certificate and I'm not a java programmer but I have a
> business and use linux and would like to be able to lodge my BAS over the
> net. So I'll help if I can.
>>It is my intention to reply to the ATO message with a copy of the email
>>I sent them already (they keep forwarding it to each-other without the
>>attachments) showing my progress to date - with screen-shots,
>>installer-logs, JavaVM logs, etc.
>>I'd like to include the names of a few of you who'd be happy to assist
>>in getting this to actually work.
>>Now I'm not guessing that we'd get paid, nor that we'd get anything more
>>than a thanks from the ATO (if that), but I'm banking that with our help
>>we have a good chance of being able to lodge our BAS on-line from our
>>Linux Desktop all the sooner.
>>I've already offered to write a HowTo when this actually happens.
>>So is there any interest - that is, have you read to here, did you get
>>what I'm proposing, are you willing and able to help?
>>PS. I know that we could start a debate about the benefits of their
>>method of implementation - Java vs. Web-site etc. but while I may agree
>>with you that there are other (simpler - more compatible) ways to lodge
>>your BAS, this is not the purpose of my endeavour. I figure that this is
>>already in place, we can improve it incrementally and perhaps there are
>>reasons for their method that I don't know about.
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