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Changes to the Income Tax pre-fill service to support JobKeeper from 1 July

22 March 2021

From 1 July 2021, there are changes to income tax reporting for self-employed individuals (sole traders) who nominated as eligible business participants (EBPs).

Renew your SBR certificates

26 February 2021

To ensure continuity of service you may need to install new SBR certificates.

DSP consultation starting soon on a new service to support proposed super reforms

16 February 2021

Soon we will begin consultation with digital service providers (DSPs) on the development of a new service to support the government’s proposed super reforms.

STP phase 2 mandatory start date announced

5 February 2021

The Commissioner has now decided to proceed with a mandatory commencement date of 1 January 2022 for STP phase2.

Expressions of interest sought for STP 2 advisory and working groups

25 January 2021

Join our new STP advisory group or Employer transition working group to help shape, influence and implement STP phase two. Read the candidate information and submit your EOI by COB Wednesday 3 February 2021.

Replace your SBR1 PROD certificate

16 November 2020

The new SBR1 PROD certificate was deployed on Thursday 12 November. It is available for you to download from the SBR Share File. You need to log in to reach this page.

STP phase 2 BIG now available

10 November 2020

The final Business Implementation Guide (BIG) for Single Touch Payroll (STP) phase 2 – Payroll Event (PAYEVNT) services (STP phase 2 BIG) has been published on

Upcoming key dates for JobKeeper Payment extension

28 September 2020

From 28 September, the JobKeeper payment rates will change based on the total hours each employee worked during their reference period.

Minor change to XML documents in latest SBR2 EVTE release

25 August 2020

The latest SBR2External Vendor Testing Environment (EVTE) release (22-23 August) includes a minor change to some XML documents on the SBR2 platform. This change only affects DSPs who are using a custom-built XML parser to check their XML documents.

SBR2 EVTE3 Certificate renewal

14 July 2020

The new certificate will be deployed between 11.00pm AEST on Thursday 13 August and 7.00am AEST on Friday 14 August 2020.


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