Superannuation provider assessment data (SPAD) specification v8.2



Original Published Date: 

26/10/2015 - 04:45pm


  • Current

Tax Category: 

  • Superannuation

Resource Type: 

  • Specifications


A final electronic reporting specification version (8.2.0) of the Superannuation provider assessment data (SPAD) has been released. Tracked and clean versions of the changes have been published, a description of changes follows.

Differences between version 8.1 and 8.2.0

 General Key changes

  • General wording changes to allow for consistency, update and clarify information and processes.
  • Changes have not been tracked where sentences have been restructured and the intent/information has not changed.
  • Updates to links and hyperlinks.
  • Reporting procedures, back up of data section wording updated to reflect that the specification details the system requirements necessary to electronically receive Superannuation provider assessment data (SPAD) files.
  • Version numbering updated in accordance with Standard for specifications documentation version numbering 1.0.1.

 Changes to data records, values and definitions

 Recipient Identifier data record

  • The Tax Office report specification version number field (7.6) has changed to FASMV008.2.

 Member Identifier data record

  • Sex (7.46) has been renamed to Gender and option X - indeterminate added. Associated data definition has been updated.

A detailed list of all changes can be found in the section ‘Changes to this version of the specification’ in the published FINAL specification.

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