Practitioner lodgment service working group

The practitioner lodgment service (PLS) has replaced the electronic lodgment service (ELS). Tax professionals will use Standard Business Reporting (SBR) enabled software to lodge through the PLS.

The Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) working group facilitates engagement between the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and the software industry to support the implementation of Tax Time and other practitioner services via SBR.

The Practitioner lodgment service working group will:

  • support provision of a reliable and secure practitioner lodgment service
  • support delivery of efficient and effective tax and super systems
  • facilitate a digital ecosystem that supports the streamlining and integrity of tax and superannuation systems
  • review and provide feedback on Tax Time release details and specifications
  • assist in co-design of new services and continuous improvement activities.

Sessions for the PLS Working Group are guided by the Terms of reference (PDF, 136KB)


Each meeting is open to all digital service providers who are in the process of coming onboard to the PLS. If you would like to join the PLS working group, raise a ticket in Online Services for DSPs

For a list of regular attendees, see PLSWG regular attendees 2023 (PDF, 31.8KB)








Focus groups

We have formed the following focus groups to explore key issues and provide recommendations for the working group to validate.

Concluded groups:

Links and documents

Contact information

Digital service providers can provide feedback by raising a ticket in Online Services for DSPs.

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