What’s new

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

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17 October 2017 Software services: Features available in EVTE The current Lodgment and payment deferral feature has been deactived and is no longer available in EVTE.
17 October 2017 Software services A new deferral service will be available in the near future. The current deferral service will not be moving to production.
16 October 2017 Known outages SBR1 EVTE and SBR2 EVTE Cloud services will be unavailable on Thursday 19 October from 7.30am to 7.30pm AEDT.
12 October 2017 Single Touch Payroll The communications we will be issuing to employers about Single Touch Payroll are now available to view.
12 October 2017 ATO SwD partnership event – services for tax practitioners 26 and 27 October 2017 Draft agendas for both days of the services for tax practitioners event in Canberra on 26 and 27 October 2017 are now available. Email SIPO@ato.gov.au if you would like to register.
12 October 2017

Final tax return stationery 2018

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NAT 74923 Super transfer balance account report is now available. The form and instructions have also been published on ato.gov.au. We will add more final 2018 tax return forms as they become available.
11 October 2017 2018 Change advices CA2018-033 Capital gains tax changes for foreign investors – CGT main residence exemption is now available. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
11 October 2017 Multi Factor Authentication focus group – 13 October 2017 Details of the Operational Framework Multi Factor Authentication focus group on Friday 13 October are now available, including the agenda and discussion pack.
10 October 2017 Software developer technical working group #56 - 12 October 2017 The agenda and other documents for the technical working group meeting are now available.
10 October 2017 ATO SWD partnership event - payroll seminars We have extended registration for the upcoming Payroll seminars. You can register for seminars in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Moonee Ponds. Find out more about the seminars, including the agenda, and when registration closes for each.
9 October 2017 Standard Business Reporting (SBR) An after-hours service desk is now available to provide urgent support to ATO digital service providers on SBR-enabled software. Read more.
9 October 2017 Research and statistics The 2017 Digital service provider client experience survey is now open. Find out how you can participate.
6 October 2017 Account manager updates Payroll Event PAYEVNT.0002 (2017) Production Fix
6 October 2017 Practitioner lodgment service confidence indicators - 2017 The latest PLS confidence indicators report is available for your information.
6 October 2017 Single Touch Payroll (STP) focus group meeting – 28 September 2017 The outcomes for the session of the STP technical focus group have been published.
4 October 2017 Software services Software services working group meetings have recently recommenced. Read the latest from the project. Scenarios and a full list of features available in the EVTE for this project are available, giving you a snapshot of the potential user experience.
3 October 2017 Account manager updates The updated solution for Validation Rule issues VR.ATO.IITR.600015 and VR.ATO.IITR.600016 is available.
3 October 2017 Additional SBR2 gateway in the cloud information sessions – 22 August 2017 The recording of this session is now available. We have also provided answers to your questions.
3 October 2017 Additional SBR2 gateway in the cloud information session – 17 August 2017 The recording of this session is now available. We have also provided answers to your questions.
29 September 2017 Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) and ABSIA roundtable discussion 26 September 2017 The outcomes and updated action items register from the PLS transition roundtable meeting held on 26 September 2017 are now available.
29 September 2017 Single Touch Payroll Business rules and scenarios Q&A session - 12 September 2017 We answered your questions at the recent Single Touch Payroll Business rules and scenarios Q&A sessions held on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 20 September. Read them now.
29 September 2017

Franking Credits

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A rate change for franking credits could affect calculation in your software. Read more.
28 September 2017

Lost members statement (LMS) specification v6.0.2

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Version 6.0.2 of the Lost members statement (LMS) specification has been released as final.
28 September 2017 Single Touch Payroll We will be writing to employers about Single Touch Payroll. Find out more.
27 September 2017

Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report test scenario v1.0.2

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Version 1.0.2 of the Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report test scenario has been published.
27 September 2017

Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report specification v3.0.0

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Version 3.0.0 of Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report specification has been released as final.
27 September 2017 Real property transfers report (RPTR) XML version 2.0 Version 2.0 of the Real property transfers report (RPTR) XML has been released as final.
26 September 2017 Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) companion guide v2.0 The Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) companion guide has been updated to provide further guidance on entity types and amendment processes.
25 September 2017 Practitioner lodgment service confidence indicators The latest PLS confidence indicators report is available for your information.
25 September 2017 Draft tax file number (TFN) declaration form and instructions for taxpayers You can now view an updated draft version of the new tax file number (TFN) declaration form and instructions for taxpayers (NAT 3092).
22 September 2017 Account manager updates We have identified that a new validation rule affecting TFND version 1, 2 and 3 was deployed to production (Incident number: 28465304) earlier than expected.
22 September 2017 Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) micro group - Transactions involving cancelled ABNs The PLS micro group recommendation paper regarding our treatment of transactions involving cancelled ABNs is now available. We will discuss the recommendations at the PLS transition roundtable meeting on Tuesday 26 September 2017.
22 September 2017 Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) and ABSIA roundtable discussion 26 September 2017 The agenda, updated action items register and PLS take-up briefing for the PLS transition roundtable meeting on Tuesday 26 September 2017 are now available.
22 September 2017

Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding self print (SPRINT) payment summary specification v5.3.1

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Version 5.3.1 of the Pay as you go withholding self-print payment summary specification has been released as final.
21 September 2017 Unclaimed superannuation money (USM) statement specification v5.1.0 Version 5.1.0 of the Unclaimed superannuation money (USM) statement specification has been released as final.
20 September 2017 Software developer technical working group #55 – 14 September 2017 The outcomes for this meeting have been published.
20 September 2017 2018 Change advices Change advices for a number of superannuation measures that were announced in the 2016-17 Budget are now available. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
19 September 2017

Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) deferrals

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You can request a PLS lodgment and payment deferral if a system issue affects your tax professional client’s ability to lodge within 48 hours of a lodgment due date. Registered agents may request a PLS deferral via the Tax or BAS Agent Portal.