What’s new

 

Details of Software developers website content published or updated in the past month.

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16 December 2019 Upcoming change to how you access Online services for DSPs The way you log in to Online services for DSPs is changing. From Monday 13 January 2020, your AUSkey will no longer work to access Online services for DSPs.
16 December 2019 Upcoming SBR1 PROD sbr.gov.au Public Certificate renewal The new SBR1 PROD Public Certificate has been scheduled for deployment on Thursday 16 January, as the current certificate expires on 28 January.
16 December 2019 2020 Tax Time draft forms A DRAFT of the 2020 FBT return is now available in controlled information.
12 December 2019 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting - 10 December 2019 Outcomes and action item updates from the PLS working group meeting held on 10 December are now available. Included is the DWS 2020 EVTE delivery details document.
11 December 2019 2020 Change advices Change advice 2020-208 and 2020-3952 are now available. CA 2020-303 has been updated to remove references to any forms being impacted by this change.
11 December 2019 Updates to our Tax tables page
 
Read about recent updates made to our Tax tables due to law changes or your feedback, to provide further clarity.
10 December 2019 2020 Tax Time draft forms A number of Tax Time 2020 draft forms are now available. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
10 December 2019 Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) focus group – Data Window (Data Visibility) The presentation slides for this meeting are now available.
10 December 2019 SBR transaction performance statistics - 2019 The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
9 December 2019 2020 Change advices Change advices CA 2020-008 and 2020-009 are now available. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
6 December 2019 Strategic working group The Expression of Interest form to be part of the Strategic Working Group for 2020 is now available.
6 December 2019 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting - 10 December 2019 The agenda for this meeting is now available.
6 December 2019 2020 Change advices Change advice CA2020-3641 is now available. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
6 December 2019 Known outages SBR1 EVTE services will be unavailable from 6.00pm AEDT on Friday 6 December until 7.00am AEDT on Sunday 7 December.
6 December 2019 Annual investment income report (AIIR) PC spreadsheet specification Draft v7.0.0 A draft electronic reporting specification Annual investment income report (AIIR) PC spreadsheet format version 7.0.0 has been released. Tracked and clean versions of the draft specifications have been published for your information.
6 December 2019 AUSkey decommissioning - 27 November 2019 The webinar and presentation slides for this session are now available.
5 December 2019

Guidance material: STP and PLS reporting during this year's Christmas and New Year closedown period

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This information helps digital service providers and sending service providers understand the impacts our ATO system outages will have on Single Touch Payroll and practitioner lodgment service reporting during our Christmas closedown period.
5 December 2019 Remittance advice and recovery notice (RARN) specification draft v4.2.1 A Draft electronic reporting specification Remittance advice and recovery notice version 4.2.1 has been released. Clean and tracked versions have been published for your information.
5 December 2019 Strategic working group 23 October 2019 The outcomes for this meeting are now available.
4 December 2019 Known outages SBR1 EVTE services will be unavailable from 6.00pm AEDT on Wednesday 4 December until 7.00am AEDT on Thursday 5 December.
4 December 2019 2020 Change advices Change advice CA2020-227 is now available. 2 existing change advices have been updated: CA 2020-305, CA 2020-SEO004. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
4 December 2019 Activity Statement Financial Processing – One system for all accounts During our December annual closure, we’re moving the majority of taxpayer financial information into a single accounting system.
3 December 2019 SBR transaction performance statistics - 2019 The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
3 December 2019 Known outages From midday AEDT 24th December, ATO systems will progressively become unavailable as we prepare for major systems upgrades over the Christmas and New Year break.
3 December 2019 Controlled information resources now available in Online services for DSPs If you are a registered user, you can now access controlled information resources in Online services for DSPs. You can also continue to access these resources from the Software developers site until the site’s move to a new web platform.
2 December 2019 Strategic working group – SBR Metrics SBR November 2019 Metrics are now available.
28 November 2019 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting – 26 November 2019 This meetings key outcomes, action items and other documents including the Interactive Error Handling list,  impacts of AUSkey decommissioning and rental property Q&As are now available.
28 November 2019 Rollover standard v3.0 The Rollover V3 User Guide in now published.
28 November 2019 Strategic working group 23 October 2019 The presentation slides from this meeting are now available.
28 November 2019 eCommerce Schedules and Scope The latest Release on a page document is now available. This document provides the current ATO wholesale services product roadmap for the 2019-2020 financial year.
25 November  2019 Known outages SBR2 EVTE Cloud services will be unavailable from 11.00pm AEDT on Tuesday 26 November until 7.00am AEDT on Wednesday 27 November.
25 November  2019 2020 Change advices CA 2020-SEO 007 Changes related to Salary Sacrifice is now available. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the document.
25 November 2019 SBR transaction performance statistics - 2019 The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
22 November 2019 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting – 12 November 2019 The key outcomes and action items for this meeting are now available.
21 November 2019 Annual investment income report (AIIR) companion guide Transfers of shares and units - companion guide for reporting in the AIIR version 3.1 is now available.
21 November 2019 STP Phase 2 draft documents The AUSkey presentation slides from the face to face sessions are now available. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view this document.
20 November 2019 ATO speaks on digital business and economy at ABSIA conference Our people presented on the uses of tax data, STP and e-invoicing at the recent ABSIA conference. Presentation slides are now available.
20 November 2019 Getting ready for AUSkey decommissioning Get your M2M credential and move into production now.
18 November 2019 Rollover standard v3.0 Rollover V3 final technical artefacts published.
14 November 2019 Annual investment income report (AIIR) specification Final v13.0.0 A Final electronic reporting specification (ERS) Annual Investment Income report (AIIR) version 13.0.0 has been released. Tracked and clean versions have been published for your information.
13 November 2019

Real-time messages content for your users

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If you are looking to add  income and deduction real-time messages into your software for tax professional users, we have updated content you can share with them. It will help your users understand how it works and how we use data from this service.
13 November 2019 STP Phase 2 draft documents Pre-reading for the STP Phase 2 face to face sessions is now available in controlled information. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
12 November 2019

A big boost to DSP experience survey results

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Last month’s ATO digital service provider (DSP) experience survey results have given us more insights than ever before, with a more than threefold (350%) increase in participation. Read what you had to say.
11 November 2019 AUSkey decommissioning - 27 November 2019 Find out how you can prepare for AUSkey’s decommission by attending our upcoming webinar on Wednesday, 27 November at 2.00pm. Hear the latest information on making the transition for desktop users, the exceptions, future enhancements and our Digital Identity program.
11 November 2019 Getting ready for AUSkey decommissioning We have developed guidance material outlining the steps you need to take to update your software to support the new credential, depending on whether you are a Cloud Service Provider, Sending Service Provider and/or desktop product developer.
7 November 2019 Accreditation Process This page has been updated to clarify security requirements.
5 November 2019 Department of Human Services – Protected Earnings Amount 2020 The Department of Human Services (DHS) Protected Earnings Amount (PEA) amounts for 2020 are now available. The amounts applies to pay dates from 1 January 2020.
5 November 2019 Strategic working group – SBR Metrics SBR metrics for October 2019 are now available.
5 November 2019 STP Phase 2 and AUSkey replacement for DSPs We’re holding a series of face-to-face information sessions at ATO sites around Australia over the coming month. Register now to hear from our experts about STP Phase 2 and for an update on digital identity and the AUSkey replacement.
4 November 2019 Australian DSPs invited to apply for PEPPOL accreditation

Australia is now a PEPPOL Authority for e-invoicing. Learn how digital service providers in Australia can apply to become accredited providers of e-invoicing products.

4 November 2019 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting – 29 October 2019 The key outcomes and action item updates from this meeting are now available.
4 November 2019 E-invoicing The ATO became a PEPPOL Authority on behalf of the Australian Government on 31 October 2019.