Practitioner lodgment service

The practitioner lodgment service (PLS) is the electronic lodgment channel for tax professionals, replacing the electronic lodgment service (ELS).

What you need to know:

Latest news

3 July 2019

The Online services for agents feedback presented at the PLS working group meeting on 25 June has now been published. Refer to Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting - 25 June 2019.

1 July 2019

The 'Single Touch Payroll - agent view' slides that were presented at the PLS working group meeting on 25 June are now available. Refer to Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting - 25 June 2019.

31 May 2019

The 6 June EVTE release details are now available. Refer to Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting - 28 May 2019.

27 May 2019

An overview of the EFTRS solution proposal (PDF, 128KB) is now available.

22 May 2019

A newly revised version of the 2019 IITR Deductions schedule Q&A (DOCX, 783KB) is now available.

18 April 2019

The ELS gateway has officially closed, the PLS has now become the only electronic lodgment channel for tax professionals.

22 March 2019

A question and answer document which addresses the issues raised by DSP’s at previous PLS Working Group forums in relation to the implementation of the new individual income tax returns deductions schedule has been published with the Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting - 20 March 2019.

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 all DSPs.

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

3 December 2018

We have made a decision to extend the closure of ELS for reports and activity statement lodgment to 31 March 2019 for all digital service providers.

For more information, see Practitioner lodgment service transition dates.

10 October 2018

In response to the expression of interest sent on 24 September to join a consultation group to discuss changes to the Company Tax Return and Research & Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) Schedule, the first meeting will be held in Canberra on 16 October.

6 July 2018

In response to feedback from DSPs, the ATO is making changes to the short and long description of the de-whitelisted error message. This change will see the de-whitelisted message expanded to more accurately reflect the possible causes of the error. DSPs will be informed of this change, which is scheduled for release in August.

For more information, see the PLS focus group page.

Support

The following products are available to help you or your tax professional users transition to the PLS.

Feedback

Digital service providers can provide feedback by sending an email to DPO@ato.gov.au.