What’s new

Details of Digital service providers website content published or updated in the past month.

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15 December 2017 Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) and ABSIA roundtable discussion 19 December 2017 The agenda, action items register, PLS take-up briefing and proposed ELS closure dates for minor forms, schedules and reports for the PLS transition roundtable discussion on Tuesday 19 December 2017 are now available.
15 December 2017 2018 Change advices An updated version of CA2018-037 split D10 label – cost of managing tax affairs and split 24Y label – other income is now available. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
15 December 2017 Single Touch Payroll Version 3.0 of the Single Touch Payroll business scenarios is now available.
14 December 2017 Transfer Balance Account Report (TBAR) specification v1.0.2 The Transfer Balance Account Report (TBAR) specification v1.0.2 has been updated. A tracked and clean version has been published for your information.
14 December 2017 Practitioner lodgment service confidence indicators - 2017 The latest PLS confidence indicators report is available for your information.
14 December 2017 Single Touch Payroll Draft artefacts including the Message structure table (MST), Contracts and Validation rules for the 2018 package of the Payroll Event service (Payevnt.0003 2018) are now available on sbr.gov.au.
14 December 2017 2018 Change advices An updated version of CA2018-034 enterprise tax plan - reducing the company tax rate 2018 is now available.  The bill is not expected to be passed until at least February 2018. You must be logged in and have permission to view controlled information.
13 December 2017 Known incidents and lists - 2017 The latest SBR core and ebMS3 services incident list is now available for download.
13 December 2017 Transfer Balance Account Report (TBAR) specification v1.0.2 A Final electronic reporting specification (ERS) Transfer Balance Account Report (TBAR) specification v1.0.2 has been released. A tracked and clean version has been published for your information.
13 December 2017

SBR engagement

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Check out the new Standard Business Reporting (SBR) engagement page. Here you can find information about our SBR engagements including training, workshops and information sessions.
13 December 2017 Department of Human Services - Protected Earnings Amount 2018 The Protected Earnings Amount (PEA) has been updated to include the unrounded daily rate.
13 December 2017 2018 Change advices CA2018-039 - Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI) is now available. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
13 December 2017 SBR transaction performance statistics - 2017 The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
12 December 2017 eCommerce Schedules and Scope Version 1.0 of the Tax Time 2018 release on a page is now available. The schedule highlights EVTE deployment and SBR publication dates plus production releases for PLS services.
12 December 2017 Software Developer Technical Working Group #58 - 14 December 2017 As part of the Software Developer Technical Working Group #58 – 14 December 2017, we will discuss changes to the ATO artefacts including decommissioning of the ATO Common MIG and its replacement artefacts.
12 December 2017 Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) and ABSIA roundtable discussion 5 December 2017 The outcomes and updated action items register from the PLS transition roundtable meeting held on 5 December 2017 are now available.
12 December 2017 2018 Tax Time draft instructions The draft International Dealings Schedule (IDS) instructions 2018 are now available. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
12 December 2017 2018 Tax Time draft forms The draft International Dealings Schedule (IDS) fields and labels 2018 are now available. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
11 December 2017 2018 Change advices CA2018-030 - International Dealings Schedule 2018 is now available. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
11 December 2017 Software services Some services have now moved from EVTE to production. To view which services have moved to production see links under ‘Key features and technical artefacts’.
8 December 2017 Software Developer Technical Working Group #58 – 14 December 2017 The agenda and an updated action items register is now available for the Technical Working Group meeting to be held on 14 December 2017.
8 December 2017 ATO-DSP Architecture Reference Group (DARG) Expressions of interest (EOIs) are now open to join the ATO-DSP Architecture Reference Group (DARG) in 2018. This is an opportunity to be actively engaged in conversations which shape our strategic technical direction.
8 December 2017 Known outages SBR2 EVTE Cloud Services will be unavailable from Friday 8 December 10.00pm AEDT to Saturday 9 December 2.00am AEDT for planned maintenance.
7 December 2017 Single Touch Payroll Version 2.0 of the Single Touch Payroll: Payroll reporting Business implementation guide (STP BIG), including the Authorisations and declarations scenarios, is now available.
7 December 2017 Real property transfers report (RPTR) XML version 2.1 The RPTR XML package has been updated to cater for an update to a Warning message (CMN.ATO.RPTR.00820). This update has caused a change to the Validation Rules, Message Repository and the Response Message Structure Table within the zipped package.
5 December 2017 Known outages SBR1 production, SBR2 production, SuperTICK, EmployerTICK, SuperMatch, Fund validation service, Electronic portability form and the portals will be unavailable from Saturday 6 January 9.00pm to Sunday 7 January 9.00am for planned maintenance.
5 December 2017 SBR transaction performance statistics - 2017 The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
4 December 2017 Department of Human Services - Protected Earnings Amount 2018 The 2018 Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Support Protected Earnings Amount (PEA) has been updated to correct a calculation error.
4 December 2017 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) page has been updated to include information about nil reports, schema, validation, thresholds and encryption.
4 December 2017 Practitioner lodgment service confidence indicators - 2017 The latest PLS confidence indicators report is available for your information.
4 December 2017 2018 Tax Time draft forms A number of Tax Time 2018 draft forms are now available. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
4 December 2017 Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) and ABSIA roundtable discussion 5 December 2017 The agenda, updated action items register and PLS take-up briefing for the PLS transition roundtable on Tuesday 5 December 2017 are now available.
1 December 2017 Known incidents and lists - 2017 The latest SBR core and ebMS3 services incident list is now available for download.
30 November 2017 Website maintenance The Software developers website will be unavailable Monday 4 December 2017 from 10.00am to noon AEDT due to scheduled system maintenance.
30 November 2017 Software industry update #4 – November 2017 The release of the Single Touch Payroll, Payroll reporting: Business implementation guide (STP BIG) v2.0 has been postponed to Friday 8 December.
28 November 2017 SBR transaction performance statistics - 2017 The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
28 November 2017 Known outages

SBR1 EVTE services and SBR2 EVTE Cloud services will be unavailable from Thursday 14 December 2017 between 7.30am and 7.30pm AEDT for planned maintenance.

SBR1 production, SBR2 production, SuperTICK, EmployerTICK, SuperMatch, Fund validation service and Electronic portability form will be unavailable from Saturday 16 December 11.30pm to Sunday 17 December 7.00am AEDT for planned maintenance.

27 November 2017 SBR Digital service provider training session - 22 November 2017 The presentation and recording on the SBR2 training session held on the 22nd November are available to download.
24 November 2017 Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) and ABSIA roundtable discussion 21 November 2017 The key messages and updated action items register from the last PLS transition roundtable discussion are now available. Please email your proposed minor ELS forms and reports closure dates to DPO@ato.gov.au by COB Friday 1 December 2017.
24 November 2017

Software industry update #4 - November 2017

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Find out what is happening and coming up in the latest Single Touch Payroll industry update.
24 November 2017

Operational Framework working group - 22 November 2017

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Details, including the outcomes, of the Operational Framework working group held on Wednesday 22 November are now available.
23 November 2017 Technical Focus Group - Conformance and Assurance A technical focus group was formed to allow us to evaluate and establish a project for improvements in the testing of e-commerce services.
23 November 2017 2018 Change advices CA2018-034 Enterprise tax plan - reducing the company tax rate 2018 has been updated. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to view controlled information.
22 November 2017 ATO SwD partnership event - services for tax practitioners 26 and 27 October 2017 Key messages from the services for tax practitioners event held in Canberra on 26 and 27 October 2017 are now available. We are following up a couple of questions regarding the superannuation changes and will update the key messages when possible.
22 November 2017 eCommerce Schedules and Scope The first Single Touch Payroll Technical Change Roadmap is now available. The Roadmap was developed in collaboration with industry and provides future deployment details and dates for eCommerce services for Single Touch Payroll.
21 November 2017 SBR transaction performance statistics - 2017 The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
21 November 2017 Practitioner lodgment service confidence indicators - 2017 The latest PLS confidence indicators report is available for your information.
21 November 2017 Known incidents and lists - 2017 The latest SBR core and ebMS3 services incident list is now available for download.
20 November 2017 Strategic working group Expressions of interest (EOIs) are now open to join the ATO-Digital service provider strategic working group (ATO-DSP SWG) in 2018.
20 November 2017 Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) and ABSIA roundtable discussion 21 November 2017 The agenda, updated action items register, PLS take-up briefing and list of minor ELS forms and reports for the PLS transition roundtable on Tuesday 21 November 2017 are now available.
15 November 2017 Business transactions made through payment systems (BTTPS) specification v1.0.1 Version 1.0.1 of the BTTPS specification has been released as final. Version 1.0.1 incorporates minor definitional changes and tracked and clean versions have been published for your information. For a full list of changes between v1.0.0 and v1.0.1, refer to page one of the specification.
15 November 2017 eCommerce Schedules and Scope A new version of the eCommerce Schedule STP release on a page has been published to correct the PayEvent version number.
15 November 2017

Business transactions through payment systems report

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We have published new information to assist you with implementing the Business transactions through payment systems (BTTPS) report.
8 November 2017 Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) and ABSIA roundtable discussion 8 November 2017 The outcomes and updated action items register from the PLS transition roundtable meeting held on 8 November 2017 are now available.
8 November 2017 Known outages SBR1 EVTE services and SBR2 EVTE Cloud services will be unavailable from Thursday 16 November 7.30am to 7.30pm AEDT for planned maintenance.
8 November 2017 Single Touch Payroll We are holding a Single Touch Payroll engagement forum for employers on Thursday 16 November from 9.15am to 3.30pm AEDT. Join the live stream to find out what we are telling your users and what questions they are asking.
7 November 2017 Certification and Assessment focus group - 19 October 2017 Details from the Operational Framework Certification and Assessment focus group held on Thursday 19 October are now available, including the agenda, discussion pack and outcomes.
7 November 2017 ATO SWD partnership event - payroll seminars Presentations from the recent Payroll seminars are now available to view.
7 November 2017 Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) and ABSIA roundtable discussion 8 November 2017 The agenda, updated action items register and PLS take-up briefing for the PLS transition roundtable on Wednesday 8 November 2017 are now available.
7 November 2017 Software developer technical working group #56 – 12 October 2017 The outcomes for the Technical Working Group 12 October 2017 are now available.
7 November 2017 2018 Tax Time draft forms The 2018 NAT1067 Fringe benefits tax draft return is now available for download. You must be logged in to your account and have been granted access to controlled information.
7 November 2017 Account manager updates Eleven Digital Delivery Solutions services in SBR will be cancelled because they are Active in EVTE but not deployed to PROD. Read more about this proposal.
7 November 2017 Transfer Balance Account Report (TBAR) specification draft v1.0.2 A new Draft electronic reporting specification (ERS) Transfer Balance Account Report (TBAR) specification v1.0.2 has been released. A tracked and clean version has been published for your information.
7 November 2017 Practitioner lodgment service confidence indicators - 2017 The latest PLS confidence indicators report is available for your information.