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



Original Published Date: 

28/04/2017 - 09:00am


  • Current

Tax Category: 

  • Payroll

Resource Type: 

  • Specifications
  • Test scenarios


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 took affect from 30 September 2017.

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

Acceptable versions of the TFN declaration reporting specifications from 1 October 2017

Your users will still be able to use TFN declaration reporting specification versions 2.2, 2.3.0 and 2.3.1 after 30 September 2017 provided that their payee who is completing a TFN declaration is not a working holiday maker (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 is available on

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