About us

The Software developers website has been designed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) specifically for software developers who produce tax related software, for example payroll/HR, electronic lodgment service (ELS), superannuation, investment and first home saver accounts (FHSA).

The purpose of the site is to provide timely information to aid the development of tax related software including electronic reporting specifications, guides and instructions, tax return stationery and statement of formulas/tax tables. It also contains news and updates and a list of commonly used acronyms.

The site also caters for businesses interested in purchasing software. The product register is available for developers to register their products that have passed a set of ATO test scenarios. Business can search the register for a product that meets their tax requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: This site is not intended for taxpayers who have difficulties with their tax lodgments, submissions or payments. Refer to ato.gov.au for the relevant contact details for your enquiry.