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Details of Software developer homepage content published or updated in the past month.

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27 March 2017 Practitioner lodgment service confidence indicators The latest PLS confidence indicators report is available for your information.
27 March 2017 Draft Tax file number (TFN) declaration reporting specification v3.0.0

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A new draft Electronic Reporting Specification Tax file number (TFN) declaration reporting version 3.0.0 has been released. A tracked and clean version has been published for your information.
27 March 2017 Tax time draft instructions 2017 T9 Early stage investor has been updated and IT1-IT8 Income tests is now available and ready for download. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
24 March 2017 Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) and ABSIA roundtable discussion 28 March 2017 The agenda and action items register for the PLS and ABSIA roundtable discussion scheduled for 28 March 2017 is now available.
24 March 2017 Contribution standard v2.0 The SuperStream Contributions v2 Fund Testing Schedule (PDF, 49kB) has now been finalised.  Further updates to the schedule should be emailed to SuperStreamStandards@ato.gov.au
24 March 2017 Known incidents and lists Latest SBR core and ebMS3 services incident list is now available for download.
23 March 2017 Tax time draft forms 2017 NAT 71226 SMSF annual return has been updated and is now available and ready for download. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
23 March 2017 Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) and ABSIA roundtable discussion 28 March 2017 The internal analysis into the use of the portal secure messaging (refer to action item #29/11 – 02) is now available.
22 March 2017 Common Reporting Standard (CRS) This page has now been updated with information regarding the CRS legislation which takes effect from 1 July 2017. You can also find out more about Australia’s implementation of the CRS on the OECD Automatic Exchange of Information Portal.
22 March 2017 Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting The Message Structure Table, XML schema and sample XML schema compliant file for CbC reporting are now available in final draft form on sbr.gov.au. Find out more.
21 March 2017 SBR: transaction performance statistics The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
21 March 2017 ATO-SwD Partnership Event – Strategic working group – 24 March 2017 The agenda for the upcoming strategic working group is now available. We will continue to update this page with information and presentation materials as they become available.
21 March 2017 Single Touch Payroll (STP) industry engagement The Single Touch Payroll Design working group meeting scheduled for Thursday 30 March has been cancelled due to a conflicting internal ATO engagement.
20 March 2017 Electronic lodgment service (ELS) software specification 2017 Version 2017.2 of the electronic lodgment service software specification is now available.
20 March 2017 Tax time draft forms 2017 NAT 71287 Fund income tax return has been updated and is now available and ready for download. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
17 March 2017 Annual investment income report (AIIR) specification Final v11.0.1 Version 11.0.1 of the Annual investment income report (AIIR) specification is now available.
17 March 2017 Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) and ABSIA roundtable discussion 14 March 2017 PLS Roundtable Action Items Register and Outcomes are now available.
17 March 2017

Transfer of shares and units (Listed Entities) companion guide

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Information related to the shares and units third party reports for clarification beyond the definitions in the listed entities electronic reporting specifications is now available.
16 March 2017 Single Touch Payroll (STP) An updated version of the Payroll Event Message Structure Table is now available via the Employer Obligations page on sbr.gov.au.
15 March 2017 Account Manager updates We are deploying a fix into the EVTE and Production environments for proper values in the ‘eb: AgreementRef’. Find out whether your software populates correctly.
15 March 2017

Software developer technical working group (STP) 16 March 2017

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Agenda for the upcoming SwD TWG is now available.
14 March 2017 Tax time draft forms 2017 New and updated draft tax return forms are now available and ready for download. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
14 March 2017 SBR: transaction performance statistics The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
13 March 2017 Single Touch Payroll (STP) As part of Single Touch Payroll we want to improve the employment commencement process. We would like to gauge your level of interest in implementing the myGov employee commencement solution. Find out more.
13 March 2017 Tax time draft instructions New and updated draft tax return instructions are now available and ready for download. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
13 March 2017 Practitioner lodgment service confidence indicators The latest PLS confidence indicators report is available for your information.
13 March 2017

Unclaimed superannuation money (USM) statement draft v5.0.6

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A new draft electronic reporting specification (ERS) Unclaimed superannuation money (USM) statement version 5.0.6 has been released. A tracked and clean version has been published for your information.
10 March 2017 Known incidents and lists Latest SBR core and ebMS3 services incident list is now available for download.
10 March 2017 Known outages SBR1 and SBR2 Cloud services in EVTE will be unavailable Thursday 16 March 7.30am – 7.30pm AEDT. Keep up to date with all our outages.
10 March 2017 PLS Roundtable Agenda and Action Items Register PLS Roundtable Agenda and Action Items Register for 14 March 2017 are now available.
9 March 2017 Single Touch Payroll Advisory Group meeting 23 February 2017 Summary of the STP Advisory Group meeting held on 23 February 2017 is now available.
9 March 2017

Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) companion guide

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Information related to the shares and units third party reports for clarification beyond the definitions in the market participant electronic reporting specifications.
9 March 2017 SuperStream standard technical committee (SSTC) The latest agenda and minutes for the SSTC and terms of reference are available to download.
9 March 2017 SBR: Transaction performance statistics The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
8 March 2017 eCommerce Schedules and Scope The amended final version of the PLS EVTE Release on a page is now available.
7 March 2017 Account Manager updates VANguard is updating their servers. Read more on how this could affect you.
7 March 2017 Calculators and tools on ato.gov.au The Calculators and tools on ato.gov.au information has been updated to include a new listing of calculators and tools available.
7 March 2017 Australian business register application programming interfaces The final Business Registration APIs are now available on sbr.gov.au.
7 March 2017 SwD Technical working group (TWG) The Software Developer Technical Working Group #49 scheduled for 9 March 2017 has been cancelled as no agenda items have been proposed.
7 March 2017 Known outages SBR1 production, SBR2 production, SuperTICK, EmployerTICK, SuperMatch, Fund validation service and Electronic portability form will be unavailable Saturday 11 March 11.25pm – Sunday 12 March 7.00am AEDT. Keep up to date with all our outages.
7 March 2017 Software assurance A list of common errors we are frequently seeing in lodgments is now available. Find out more.
6 March 2017 Final tax return stationery 2017 NAT 1067 Fringe benefits tax (FBT) return is now available and ready for download. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
3 March 2017 Single Touch Payroll (STP) Final versions of the Payroll Event business data element documents are now available. Find out more.
3 March 2017 Pracitioner lodgment service (PLS) and ABSIA roundtable discussion 28 February 2017 Outcomes from the PLS Roundtable discussion held on Tuesday 28 February 2017 are now available.
3 March 2017 Software developers homepage maintenance The Software developers homepage will be unavailable Monday 6 March 2017 from 10.00am to noon AEDT due to scheduled system maintenance.
2 March 2017 Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) and ABSIA roundtable discussion 28 February 2017 The ABSIA presentation following up on the PLS roundtable action item 13/12-03 - Cloud Authentication is now available.
1 March 2017 Single Touch Payroll (STP) Final versions of the Payroll Event business data element documents will be available on Friday 3 March 2017.
1 March 2017 SBR: transaction performance statistics The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
1 March 2017

Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) report (TSUMP.0001) XML version 1.0

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An xml schema package of the Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) report (TSUMP) has been released as a Final. This xml package is to be used in the development of software for the electronic lodgment of the Transfers of Shares and Units (Market Participants).
1 March 2017 Bulk Data Exchange common information artefacts The bulk data exchange commanon information artefacts page has had the BDE service registry added and updates to the Bulk XML BDE Implementation guide and Bulk BDE Sample artefacts.
1 March 2017 Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting The final draft of the Message Structure table and XML schema for the local File and master file are available to enable electronic lodgment of these statements under Country-by-Country reporting.
28 February 2017 Known outages SBR1 production, SBR2 production, SuperTICK, EmployerTICK, SuperMatch, Fund validation service and Electronic portability form will be unavailable Saturday 4 March 9.00pm – Sunday 5 March 9.00am AEDT. Keep up to date with all our outages.
28 February 2017 myGov employee commencement solution As part of Single Touch Payroll we want to improve the employment commencement process. We would like to gauge your level of interest in implementing the myGov employee commencement solution. Find out more.
28 February 2017 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) The 2016 FATCA report, for the period 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016, is due 31 July 2017. FATCA reports must be lodged through the Business Portal and Tax Agent Portal.
27 February 2017

FATCA XML form 8966 schema v2.0 and user guide

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The format for automatically exchanging FATCA data with IGA jurisdictions has been finalised. The Intergovernmental FATCA XML Schema v2.0 is effective from 1 January 2017 and must be used for all FATCA reports including prior years.