Electronic reporting specifications summary

Original Published Date: 

30/09/2013 - 12:30pm

Status: 

  • Current

Tax Category: 

  • Payroll
  • Business accounting
  • Superannuation
  • Investment bodies
  • Channels

Resource Type: 

  • Specifications

Description: 

The accepted specifications and versions for the 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 financial years. You will be required to use these if you are developing software to lodge electronically. A list of validation tools has also been included.

For payroll software developers

Specification

Version for 2015-16

Version for 2016-17

Version for 2017-18

Electronic channel

Electronic activity statement (eAS) for electronic commerce interface (ECI) specification

2.13

   

ECI

Electronic funds transfer (EFT) code validation specification and test scenario

2.0.0

2.0.0 2.0.0 N/A

Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report specification

2.0.0

2.0.0  

Portals

Employee share scheme (ESS) self print statement – employee payment summary specification

1.0.1

1.0.1   N/A
Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding interest, dividend and royalty payments paid to non residents annual report specification 2.0.0 2.02   Portals

Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual report (PSAR) specification

9.0, 10.0, 10.1.0, 11.0.0, 11.0.1, 11.0.2

12.0.0

12.0.1

 

Portals

Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding self-print (SPRINT) payment summary specification

5.1.1, 5.2.0, 5.2.1, 5.2.2

5.3.0   N/A

Pay as you go (PAYG)  withholding where ABN not quoted annual report

1.2.2

1.2.3  

Portals

Tax file number (TFN) declaration self-print specification 1.1.0 1.1.1 1.1.2 N/A

Tax file number (TFN) declaration specification

2.3.0

2.3.1 3.0.0

Portals

Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) specification

1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2

1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2

2.0.0

Portals

For tax preparation software developers

Specification

Version for 2015-16

Version for 2016-17

Version for 2017-18

Electronic channel

Business transactions made through payment systems (BTTPS) specification

    1.0.0 Portals

Document interchange system (DIS) specification

11.28

11.29  

ELS

ELS software specification

2016

2017  

ELS, SBR

Electronic funds transfer (EFT) code validation specification and test scenario

2.0.0

2.0.0 2.0.0 N/A

Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report specification

2.0.0

2.0.0  

Portals

Employee share scheme (ESS) self-print statement - employee summary specification

1.0.1

1.0.1   N/A

Pre-filling report - importing data into tax agent software specification

1.6

2.0  

ELS

Private health insurance report (PHIR) specification

3.0.0

3.0.0   Portals

For superannuation software developers

Specification

Version for 2015-16

Version for 2016-17

Version for 2017-18

Electronic channel

Assessment variation advice (AVA) statement specification

9.0

9.0  

ECI

Electronic funds transfer (EFT) code validation specification and test scenario

2.0.0

2.0.0 2.0.0 N/A

Electronic portability form (EPF) message implementation guide (MIG)

1.1

1.1 1.1

Portals, SBR

Lost members statement (LMS) specification

6.0.1

6.0.1  

ECI

Member contributions statement (MCS) specification

10.1.1

   

Portals

Member exit statement (MES) specification

5.1.0

5.1.0  

ECI

Outcome of lodgment report (OoLR) specification

5.2.1

5.2.1  

ECI

Outcome of lodgment report (OoLR) error manual specification

20.0.0

20.0.0  

ECI

Payment variation advice (PVA) statement specification

3.2.1

3.2.1  

ECI

Remittance advice and recovery notice (RARN) specification

4.2.0

4.2.0  

ECI

Superannuation guarantee calculator specification and test scenario

1.2.1    

ECI, Portals

Superannuation matching (SuperMatch) report specification

4.0.1

4.0.1  

ECI

Superannuation matching (SuperMatch) request specification

4.0.2

4.0.2  

ECI

Superannuation member tax file number (TFN) notification specification

1.2.2

1.2.3

 

ECI

Superannuation provider assessment data (SPAD) specification

8.2.0

8.2.0  

ECI

Temporary resident notification (TRN) specification

1.3.0

1.3.0  

ECI

Transfer Balance Account Report (TBAR)     1.0.0 Portals

Unclaimed superannuation money (USM) statement specification

5.0.4

   

ECI

For first home saver accounts (FHSA) software developers

Specification

Version for 2015-16

Version for 2016-17

Version for 2017-18

Electronic channel

First home saver accounts (FHSA) activity report specification

1.0.2

1.0.2  

ECI

Outcome of lodgment report (OoLR) specification 5.2.1 5.2.1   ECI
Payment variation advice (PVA) statement specification 3.2.1 3.2.1   ECI

Remittance advice and recovery notice (RARN) specification

4.2.0

4.2.0  

ECI

For business software developers

Specification

Version for 2015-16

Version for 2016-17

Version for 2017-18

Electronic channel

Business transactions made through payment systems (BTTPS) specification

    1.0.0 Portals

Electronic activity statement (eAS) for electronic commerce interface (ECI) specification

2.13

   

ECI, SBR

Electronic funds transfer (EFT) code validation specification and test scenario

2.0.0

2.0.0 2.0.0 N/A

Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report specification

2.0.0

2.0.0  

Portals

Employee share scheme (ESS) self print statement - employee summary specification 1.0.1 1.0.1   N/A

Petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) electronic reporting specification

2.0.0

2.0.0  

Portals

Private health insurance report (PHIR) specification

3.0.0

3.0.0   Portals
Real property transfers report (RPTR) specification   1.0.1   Portals
Real property transfers report (RPTR) XML   1.0   Portals
Taxable payments annual reports (TPAR) specification 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2 2.0.0 Portals
Transfers of shares and units (Listed Entities) report     1.0.1 Business Portal
Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) report     1.1.0 Business Portal

For investment bodies software developers

Specification

Version for 2015-16

Version for 2016-17

Version for 2017-18

Electronic channel

Annual investment income report (AIIR) specification

10.0.2

11.0.1, 10.0.2 11.0.1, 10.0.2

Portals

Annual investment income report (AIIR) PC spreadsheet specification

4.0.2

4.0.2, 5.0.0 5.0.0

Portals

Annual investment income report (AIIR) report spreadsheet template

4.0.1

4.0.2, 5.0.0  

Portals

Business transactions made through payment systems (BTTPS) specification

    1.0.0 Portals

Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report

2.0.0

2.0.0  

Portals

Employee share scheme (ESS) self-print employee payment summary specification

1.0.1

1.0.1   N/A
FATCA XML form 8966 schema v1.1 and user guide 1.1 2.0   Portals

Quarterly tax file number (QTFN) and Australian business number (ABN) report specification

6.2.0

6.2.0  

Portals

Quarterly tax file number (QTFN) and Australian business number (ABN) report PC spreadsheet

1.2.0

1.2.0    

Quarterly tax file number (QTFN) and Australian business number (ABN) report on paper specification

2.2

No  longer available    
Transfers of shares and units (Listed Entities) report     1.0.1 Business Portal
Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) report     1.1.0 Business Portal

Validation tools

Standard Business Reporting (SBR)

SBR is an Australian government initiative designed to reduce the reporting burden for businesses in Australia. For more information refer to the list of SBR enabled reports and the software developers kit.

Portal file transfer function

Online lodgment services will be offered to businesses and intermediaries through the ATO's portals using AUSkey and the File transfer facility for a range of existing and new reports and forms using the same file formats as the ECI.

Electronic commerce interface (ECI)

The ECI Client software is an application that allows businesses with an Australian Business Number (ABN) to communicate with the ATO electronically. AUSkey is a single key that identifies you, or your nominated representatives of your business when engaging online to government agencies.

From January 2016 we no longer accept Pay as you go reports lodged using electronic storage media. From October 2016 our electronic commerce interface (ECI) service will also close for these reports.

Online lodgments should now be made using our portals. For more information, visit ato.gov.au/paygwonlineqr

Paper Facsimile

Information and specifications for paper facsimile products.

Archived

The following pages have been archived. A copy of the pages can be requested by email to sipo@ato.gov.au.

  • Departing Australia superannuation payments (DASP) annual report test scenario v1.0
  • Departing Australia superannuation payments (DASP) annual report specification v1.0
  • Pay as you go withholding (PAYGW) payments to foreign residents annual report specification v1.0.1
  • Pay as you go withholding (PAYGW) payments to foreign residents annual report test scenario v1.0
  • SuperSeeker Portability Form

 

All Versions

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