This page provides links and information to assist digital service providers with implementing the Business transactions through payment systems (BTTPS) report.
New legislation requires organisations that process transactions for their business clients through an electronic payment system to report these transactions in a BTTPS report.
Electronic payment systems can be:
- authorised deposit-taking institutions
- specialised payment providers
- third-party processors.
Organisations may have a reporting obligation if they process:
- payments in a merchant acquiring system
- BPAY payments
- direct debit payments.
A payment system is defined by the Payment Systems (Regulation) Act 1998.
The information reported will be used to:
- pre-fill income tax returns to make it easier for individuals and businesses to lodge
- ensure businesses comply with their tax obligations, including lodging their tax returns and reporting their income.
Read more about the new data reporting requirements.
Reporters are legislatively required to submit an annual report by 31 July each year. Required data can also be reported monthly or by including multiple months in a report. The option for earlier reporting will start in January 2018.
- Flat file – Business transactions made through payment systems (BTTPS) specification
- XML – Administrators of payment systems obligations (APSO)
Use the external vendor testing environment (EVTE) to test your software.
- Complete the file transfer test facility registration to obtain a user ID and password for the test facility.
- Once you complete the online form you will receive notification of your user ID and password in 1-3 days.
- For support in the use of the test facility including password resets:
- email ATOBulkDataTransfer@ato.gov.au
- phone (02) 6216 4004 between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday AEST.