Software assurance

This page provides information about our Software assurance project.

Summary

We are working on a new project, Software assurance, to help alleviate common errors for your clients prior to lodgment and explore other opportunities to improve internal governance and assurance processes. By providing your clients with transactional certainty prior to lodgment we can help to reduce the burden and cost of compliance.

We would like to share the common errors that trigger our analytic models and subsequent audit action. Some examples include:

  • duplicated invoice numbers
  • incorrect or misclassification of supplies

We want to work with you to co-design a solution to address these errors or raise awareness early so your client can correct any errors.

Status

7 March 2017

We are sharing a list of common errors (XLSX, 214kB) we are frequently seeing in lodgments. The list is located in the Document library on the Software developers community. Types of errors included in the list relate to:

  • goods and services tax
  • income tax
  • superannuation
  • indirect tax

 You can contact us if you have any feedback or questions about the list.

13 December 2016

The outcomes from the Discovery Workshop are now available. We are using the insights and feedback from the workshop to help shape the future direction and outcomes of the Software assurance project . In particular, we are working to collate and share common errors with you on a regular basis. We will provide an update on this in the New Year.  

25 November 2016

A Discovery Workshop will be held on Monday 28 November. Through this workshop we will be sharing some of the common errors we have identified your clients are experiencing. We want to explore how sharing these errors could improve your clients’ experience. We have identified more than 200 common errors so far. The workshop is also an opportunity to review the problems that our research has identified.

9 August 2016

Over the next few months we will be analysing components of the project, including feedback from tax practitioners and business. We will share our findings in October 2016. These findings will also influence the agenda for the co-design workshop, planned for November 2016.

5 July 2016

Your participation is fundamental to this project and we want to work with you in co-designing a solution. There will be a co-design workshop held during November 2016, but you can express your interest in the project now by emailing us with any questions, feedback, the details of your products and your contact details.  

Consultation (meetings, seminars, workshops)

2016

Feedback and questions

Feedback can be provided to SIPO@ato.gov.au.