Practitioner lodgment service

The practitioner lodgment service (PLS) is our main electronic lodgment channel for tax professionals and is gradually replacing the electronic lodgment service (ELS).

The PLS is now the only electronic lodgment channel tax professionals can lodge their clients' 2017 and onwards tax and annual returns. Keep up to date with what you need to know to incorporate SBR into your software and support your tax professional users.

What you need to know:

Latest news

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.


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


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