Tax file number (TFN) declaration reporting specifications v3.0.0



Original Published Date: 

28/04/2017 - 09:00am


  • Current

Tax Category: 

  • Payroll

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  • Specifications


A new Electronic reporting specification tax file number (TFN) declaration reporting version 3.0.0 has been released. A tracked and clean version has been published for your information.

Changes to this specification have been made to cater for the changes to the tax residency question. A third category is included for individuals who are working in Australia under a working holiday visa.

For a full list of changes between version 2.3.1 and version 3.0.0, refer to page one of the specification.

Version 3.0.0 will take affect from 30 September 2017.

Enquiries, comments and feedback regarding this specification should be directed to the Software Industry Partnership Office at

Acceptable versions of the tax file number  declaration reporting specifications from 1 October 2017

Your user will still be able to use tax file number (TFN) declaration reporting specification version 2.3.1 after 30 September 2017 provided that their payee who is completing a TFN declaration is not a working holiday makers (WHM).
If your user employs a WHM they will need to use version 3.0.0. Alternatively, they can use a 2017 TFN declaration (NAT 3092) paper form which will be available in September 2017.

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