Electronic lodgment service (ELS) software specification 2017



Original Published Date: 

08/08/2018 - 09:15am


  • Current

Tax Category: 

  • Tax preparation

Resource Type: 

  • Specifications


Attached below are the 2017 ELS software specifications, each version is contained in a zip file.

Previous years specifications are available by viewing All Versions.

ELS software specification 2018

ELS specifications will not be developed for Tax Time 2018 (TT2018) and therefore the ELS specifications published for TT2017 remain current.

Reason for Amendment: 

3 December 2018

We have extended the closure of ELS for Report and Activity statement services to 31 March 2019. Therefore we have withdrawn ELS release 2017.8.

6 December 2018

ADP recently requested an extension for the Direct debit form (EM) until 28 February 2019 to move their non-tax agent clients off the ELS service. Due to the nature and timing of the request, we have agreed to this extension and it will apply to all DSPs.

The Direct debit form (EM) will now close on 28 February 2019.

For a list of form closure dates, see Practitioner lodgment service transition dates.

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