The practitioner lodgment service (PLS) is our main electronic lodgment channel for tax professionals and is gradually replacing the electronic lodgment service (ELS).
2017 fringe benefits tax (FBT) returns can only be lodged through the PLS.
Other tax return forms will only be available through the PLS from:
- 1 October 2017 for partnership tax returns
- 11 November 2017 for
- self-managed superannuation fund annual returns
- trust tax returns
- fund income tax returns.
- 1 February 2018 for company tax returns
- 1 April 2018 for individual tax 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:
- Practitioner lodgment service
- Practitioner lodgment service contingency
- Practitioner lodgment service working group
- Practitioner lodgment service confidence indicators
- SBR: transaction performance statistics
- SBR Incident lists and reporting
The following products are available to help your tax professional users transition to the PLS.
- The Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) help guide – a step by step guide to help tax practitioners use the PLS.
- The Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) user guide – will supplement the supporting information provided to tax practitioners with their software.
- A PLS deferral for lodgment and payment can be requested where the PLS or software issues prevent tax practitioners from lodging on time, if it is within 48 hours of a lodgment due date. For full details of when to request a PLS deferral, and the process to follow, see Practioner lodgement service (PLS) deferrals.
Software developers can provide feedback by sending an email to DPO@ato.gov.au.