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Changes to tax legislation means administrators of payment systems need to report business transactions made through payment systems to the ATO.
Current from: 20 Mar 2017
Changes to tax legislation means administrators of payment systems need to report business transactions made through payment systems to the ATO.
Current from: 17 Mar 2017
This guide provides information to assist in development of the Transfers of shares and units (Listed Entities) report. It has been prepared for suppliers, reporters, software developers and other...
Current from: 17 Mar 2017
Intergovernmental FATCA XML Schema The IRS has finalised the format for automatically exchanging FATCA data with IGA jurisdictions. The Intergovernmental FATCA XML Schema v2.0 is effective from 1...
Current from: 3 Mar 2017
The tax file number (TFN) algorithm is a mathematical formula that tests the validity of numbers quoted as TFNs. Its use in software is recommended as it will minimise TFN errors and may subsequently...
Current from: 24 Feb 2017
The private health insurance report (PHIR) validation script can be run against a private health insurance (PHI) file to search for instances where: an Individual Identity record doesn’t...
Current from: 24 Feb 2017
This document is provided to software developers for the purpose of obtaining and understanding the format and algorithm of the Australian business number (ABN). Highlights of the service are:...
Current from: 23 Feb 2017
The Item A3 calculator allows users to calculate the correct amounts for the A3 labels on the individual tax return. This will ensure they receive the correct amount of government super co-...
Current from: 22 Feb 2017
The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) PDF, 2.53MB) was released on 19 December 2016. A summary of the measures impacting software developers is provided on this page for use by software...
Current from: 25 Jan 2017
Budget 2016-17 was released on 3 May 2016. Please note the measures announced as part of the 2016-17 Budget are subject to receiving Royal assent. While the ATO sometimes provides input...
Current from: 26 Jul 2016

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