Taxable payments annual reports (TPAR) specification V2.0.0 and test scenario



Original Published Date: 

11/04/2016 - 06:30pm


  • Current

Tax Category: 

  • Business accounting

Resource Type: 

  • Specifications
  • Test scenarios


From 1 July 2018, businesses paying contractors to provide cleaning or courier services on their behalf will need to lodge a Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) to report contractor payments.

The first TPAR for businesses providing cleaning or courier services is due by 28 August 2019, for payments made to contractors in the 2018-19 financial year.

Tracked and clean versions of the final electronic reporting specification (version 2.0.0) of the TPAR are available below in ‘Resource Attachments’.

This specification needs to be used in the development of software for the electronic lodgment of the TPAR for the year ending 30 June 2018 and subsequent financial years.

Businesses currently using the TPAR electronic reporting specification versions 1.0.0, 1.0.1 1.0.2, and 2.0.0 can continue to do so.

Government entities reporting total grants paid and payments they make for services can only use the TPAR electronic reporting specification version 2.0.0.

Resource Attachments