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The following electronic reporting specifications have been released as final in both tracked and clean versions:
- Electronic reporting specification – Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual report version 13.0.0 – clean
- Electronic reporting specification – Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual report version 13.0.0 – tracked
These specifications are to be used in the development of software for the electronic lodgment of the pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual reports for the 2018 and subsequent financial years.
The scope of the update includes changes which are required to deal with laws about the total amount of super that can be transferred into tax free retirement phase accounts and the associated changes to the taxation of capped defined benefit income streams.
Acceptable versions of the PAYG withholding payment summary annual report specification for the 2017–18 financial year
The changes between version 12.0.1 and version 13.0.0 only relate to super benefit reporting. If your users have no superannuation income stream obligation they will be able to continue reporting using version 12.0.1.
For the 2018 and subsequent financial years, only version 12.0.1 and version 13.0.0 will be accepted. Users still using software that conforms to version 11.0.2 and prior will need to update their software if they wish to report electronically.
Changes between Draft and Final versions
- The DASP data record has removed the DASP type field. This was a new field in the draft version 13.0.0 specification but was removed due to software developer feedback.