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11 June 2021

Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting – 8 June 2021

The key outcomes and action item updates from the PLS working group meeting held on 8 June are now available.
11 June 2021

Rollover standard v3.0

RolloverV3 Page update.
10 June 2021

SBR transaction performance statistics – 2021

The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
10 June 2021 Known outages SBR2 EVTE Cloud services will be unavailable from 7.00pm AEST on Thursday 10 June until 1.00am AEST on Friday 11 June.
10 June 2021

NRFI schedule: HELP, VSL and TSL simple self-assessment method occupation deduction ratios 2021

The 2021 Non-resident foreign income (NRFI) schedule occupation deduction ratios have been updated. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the document.
10 June 2021

Strategic working group 16 June 2021

The Agenda for the SWG meeting to be held on 16 June is now available.
8 June 2021

Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting – 8 June 2021

The Agenda for the PLSWG meeting to be held on 8 June is now available.
8 June 2021 Known outages SBR2 EVTE Cloud services will be unavailable from 7.00pm AEST on Tuesday 8 June until 1.00am AEST on Wednesday 9 June.  
2 June 2021 2021 Change advices CA2021-002 Improving the taxation of Testamentary Trusts has been updated. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the document.
2 June 2021 Modernising Business Registers Design Working Group – 18 May 2021 Details from the Modernising Business Registers Design Working Group on 18 May 2021 are now available.
1 June 2021 SBR transaction performance statistics – 2021 The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
1 June 2021 Strategic working group – SBR Metrics The SBR Metrics May 2021 are now available.
1 June 2021 Digital service provider Architecture Reference Group (DARG) The DARG membership list for 2021 has been updated.
1 June 2021 Strategic working group The updated Strategic Working Group membership list is now available.
28 May 2021 2021 Pre-filling report - importing data into tax agent software specification The 2021 pre-filling report specifications are now available.
28 May 2021

Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting – 25 May 2021

The key outcomes and action item updates from the PLS working group meeting held on 25 May are now available.
28 May 2021

2021 Change advices

An updated change advice is now available for the ‘Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability’ measure, which now includes more details of the solution design. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the documents.

27 May 2021 SBR transaction performance statistics – 2021 The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
27 May 2021

2021 Tax Time draft instructions

The draft 2021 SMSF Annual Return instructions are now available. You must be logged into your accout and have been granted access to view the document.

26 May 2021 Transfers of shares and units (Listed Entities) report specification v2.1.0 A final version of the Transaction of shares and units (Listed Entities) report specification v2.1.0 is now available.
26 May 2021 STP Phase 2 DSP Transition Working Group Consultation dates and information regarding access to key messages has been updated.
26 May 2021 Known outages SBR1 and SBR2 PROD2 Cloud services will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance at the following times. Start: 11.30pm AEST on Thursday 27 May 2021. End: 7.00am AEST on Friday 28 May 2021.
25 May 2021 2021 Change advices - descriptions A change advice description has been published to remind DSPs of the upcoming SG Rate Rise.
25 May 2021 2021 Change advices A change advice has been published to remind DSPs of the upcoming SG Rate Rise.
25 May 2021 Employers with duplicated employee STP records We have written to impacted employers advising that potentially duplicated STP employee records will be stopped from displaying (blocked) if not updated or finalised by 21 June 2021.
21 May 2021 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting – 25 May 2021 The agenda for this meeting is available.
21 May 2021 Known outages SBR2 EVTE Cloud services will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance at the following times. Start: 7.00pm AEST on Monday 24 May 2021. End:11.00pm AEST on Monday 24 May 2021.
20 May 2021 Cents per Kilometre Deduction Rate for Car Expenses 2020 There is no change to the Cents per Kilometre Deduction Rate for 2021-2022 income year.
19 May 2021 2021 Tax Time draft instructions A number of draft Tax Time 2021 instructions are now available. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the documents.
19 May 2021 Final tax return stationery 2021 The finalised NAT Company Tax return form is now available. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the document.
18 May 2021

2021-2022 Federal Budget measures and start dates

The Federal Budget measures have been released.

18 May 2021 GDP adjustment for 2021-22 GST and PAYG instalments For the 2021-22 income year, there will no GDP adjustment to work out your quarterly GST and PAYG instalments.
17 May 2021

SBR transaction performance statistics – 2021

The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
17 May 2021

2021 Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding tax tables

The 2021 PAYG withholding tax tables (NAT 3539) has been updated.
17 May 2021 Final tax return stationery 2021 The final 2021 tax return forms are now available. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the files.
17 May 2021 Known outages The monthly EVTE outage has been moved. SBR1 and SBR2 EVTE Cloud services will now be unavailable for scheduled maintenance at the following times: Start: 7.00pm AEST, Thursday 20 May 2021. End: 8.00am AEST, Saturday 22 May 2021.
17 May 2021

Dependent offset calculations

The 2021-22 dependent offset calculation thresholds are now available.
13 May 2021 Known outages SBR1, SBR2 PROD2 Cloud services and SBR2 EVTE Cloud services will be unavailable over the weekend and early next week. See Known outages page for exact times.
13 May 2021 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting – 11 May 2021 The action items and key outcomes from the PLSWG meeting on 11 May are now available.
12 May 2021 Strategic working group – SBR Metrics The SBR Metrics April 2021 are now available.
12 May 2021 SBR transaction performance statistics – 2021

The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.

11 May 2021 Community Housing Providers Report v1.0.1 A Final Community Housing Providers Report v1.0.1 has been released.
11 May 2021 Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding where ABN not quoted annual report specification v1.2.4 A Final Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding where ABN not quoted annual report specification v1.2.4 has been released.
10 May 2021 Petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) electronic reporting specification v2.0.1

A Final Electronic reporting specification Petroleum rent tax (PRRT) version 2.0.1 has been released.

10 May 2021

Validation Services

A new version of the SMSF Alias lookup table has been published.
10 May 2021

Digital service provider Architecture Reference Group (DARG) 20 April 2021

The key outcomes from the DARG on 20 April are now available.
7 May 2021

Operational Framework Review Focus Group - Requirements & Lifecycle Management

The outcomes from 24 February 2021 have been updated.

7 May 2021

Operational Framework Review Focus Group - Supply Chain & Payload Encryption

The presentation and outcomes from 10 March 2021 are now available.
7 May 2021

Operational Framework Review Focus Group - Authentication

The presentation and outcomes from 24 March 2021 are now available.

7 May 2021

Operational Framework Review Focus Group - Fraud Detection & Monitoring

The presentation and outcomes from 7 April 2021 are now available.

6 May 2021 Known outages SBR2 EVTE Cloud services only will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance at the following times. Start: 7.00pm AEST on Saturday 8 May 2021. End: 10.00am AEST on Sunday 9 May 2021.
6 May 2021 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting – 11 May 2021 The Agenda for the PLS working group meeting to be held on 11 May is now available.
6 May 2021 Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual report (PSAR) specification v13.0.2

A final electronic reporting specification Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual report (PSAR) specification v 13.0.2 has been released.

5 May 2021 Draft Transfers of shares and units (Listed Entities) report specification v2.1.0 A draft version of the Transaction of shares and units (Listed Entities)report specification V2.1.0 is now available. 
5 May 2021

Rollover standard v2.0

An updated version of Rollover Schematron v2.0 is now available.

3 May 2021

SBR transaction performance statistics – 2021

The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
29 April 2021 Rollover standard v3.0 Updated artefacts, Rollover V3 User Guide V4.02 and Rollover V3 Conformance Testing Guide v0.8 together with EVTE test data and sample Rv3 messages.
29 April 2021 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting – 27 April 2021

The action items and key outcomes from the PLSWG meeting on 27 April are now available.

29 April 2021 Known outages SBR2 EVTE Cloud services will be unavailable for scheduled maintentance at the following times. Start: 7.00pm AEST on Saturday 1 May 2021. End: 10.00am AEST on Sunday 2 May 2021.
28 April 2021 SBR transaction performance statistics – 2021 The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
28 April 2021

Draft Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual report (PSAR) specification v12.0.2

A new Draft electronic reporting specification Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual report (PSAR) specification v 12.0.2 has been released. Tracked and clean versions have been provided for your information.

28 April 2021 Seniors and pensioners tax offset Clarifications have been provided about the Senior and Pensioner Tax Offset and Low Income Tax Offset.
26 April 2021

Modernising Business Registers Design Working Group – 13 April 2021

Details from the Modernising Business Registers Design Working Group on the 13 April 2021 are now available.
26 April 2021 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting – 27 April 2021

The agenda for this meeting is available.

23 April 2021

2021 Change advices - descriptions

2021 Change advice description has been added for CA2021-024 PAYGI. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the documents.
23 April 2021

2021 Change advices

CA2021-024 PAYGI has been added. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the documents.

23 April 2021

FATCA reporting

The US Internal Revenue Service has added to the list of codes that can be used where a US taxpayer's TIN is not available.
22 April 2021 Rollover standard v3.0 Rollover v3 User Guide updated to include definition of USM reason code V for Trustee voluntary payments.
22 April 2021 Available now on GitHub: Cash Flow Coaching Kit Digital service providers can now access open source code for the new digital Cash Flow Coaching Kit, designed to help support small business. 
22 April 2021 Known outages SBR1 and SBR2 PROD2 Cloud services will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance at the following times. Start: 11.30pm AEST on Thursday 22 April 2021. End: 7.00am AEST on Friday 23 April 2021.  
21 April 2021 2021 Change advices

CA2021-005 Media Reforms Package has been updated. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the documents.

20 April 2021 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting – 13 April 2021 The key outcomes and action item updates from the PLS working group meeting held on 13 April are now available.
20 April 2021

SBR transaction performance statistics – 2021

The latest report showing statistics on performancetimes for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard BusinessReporting (SBR) is now available.

16 April 2021 Known outages

SBR1 and SBR2 PROD2 Cloud services will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance at the following time: Start: 11.30pm AEST, Saturday 17 April 2021. End: 7.00am AEST, Sunday 18 April 2021.

16 April 2021 Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding interest, dividend and royalty payments paid to non-residents annual report specification v2.0.4 A Final Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding from interest,dividend and royalty payments paid to non-residents - annual report v2.0.4 has been released. Due to changes being minor only a clean version has been published. A new template is also now available.
16 April 2021

2021 Change advices

CA2021-001 Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability has been updated. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the documents.
15 April 2021 Known outages SBR2 EVTE Cloud services only will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance at the following time: Start: 7:00pm AEST, Thursday 15 April. End: 7:00am AEST, Friday 16 April 2021.
15 April 2021 Strategic working group 18 March 2021 The updated key outcomes for the SWG meeting held on 18 March are now available.
15 April 2021 Digital service provider Architecture Reference Group (DARG) 20 April 2021 The presentation for this meeting is now available.
15 April 2021 Seniors and pensioners tax offset New SAPTO lodgment thresholds for 2020-21 have been added.
15 April 2021 Draft Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual report (PSAR) specification v13.0.2 A new Draft electronic reporting specification Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual report (PSAR) specification v 13.0.2 has been released. Tracked and clean versions have been provided for your information.
14 April 2021

Digital service provider Architecture Reference Group (DARG) 20 April 2021

The agenda is available for this meeting.
13 April 2021 Tax file number (TFN) declaration reporting specifications v4.0.1 A Final Electronic reporting specification tax file number (TFN) declaration reporting version 4.0.1 has been released with minor informational updates only.
13 April 2021 Strategic working group 18 March 2021 The updated key outcomes from the SWG held on 18 March are now available.
13 April 2021 Rollover standard v3.0

The ATO recently announced the extension of the transition period for SuperStream to SMSF rollovers from 31 March 2021 to 30 September 2021.

12 April 2021

SBR transaction performance statistics – 2021

The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
12 April 2021 Taxable payments annual reports (TPAR) specification v3.0.0 A FINAL version of the Taxable payments annual reports (TPAR) v3.0.0 specification is now available.
9 April 2021

2021 ABSIA webinar week ATO speaker slides

Slides from our leaders’ presentations at the Australian Business Software Industry Association’s (ABSIA) Webinar Week are now available.

9 April 2021 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting – 13 April 2021

The agenda for this meeting is available.

9 April 2021

Strategic working group 18 March 2021

The key outcomes from the SWG held on 18 March are now available.

8 April 2021

Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting – 30 March 2021

The key outcomes and action item updates from the PLS working group meeting held on 30 March are now available.
7 April 2021 Strategic working group – SBR Metrics SBR metrics for March 2021 are now available.
7 April 2021 Known outages SBR2 EVTE Cloud services will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance at the following times. Start:10.00pm AEST on Wednesday 7 April 2021. End:1.00am AEST on Thursday 8 April 2021.
6 April 2021

2021 Change advices

CA2021-002 Testamentary Trusts has been updated. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the documents.
6 April 2021 eCommerce Schedules and Scope The 'Release on a Page' outlining planned releases for financial year 2020-2021 has been updated.
1 April 2021

2021 Tax Time draft forms

A number of updated draft Tax Time 2021 forms are now available. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the documents.
1 April 2021 Known outages SBR1 and SBR2 PROD2 Cloud services will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance at the following times. Start: 11:30pm AEDT on Thursday 1 April 2021. End: 7:00am AEDT on Friday 2 April 2021.
31 March 2021

SBR transaction performance statistics – 2021

The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
29 March 2021 Rollover standard v3.0 Rollover V3 User Guide has been updated with version 4.0.
29 March 2021 Known outages SBR1 EVTE and SBR2 EVTE Cloud services will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance at the following times. Start: 7.00pm AEDT on Wednesday 31 March 2021. End: 7.00am AEDT on Thursday 1 April 2021. 
29 March 2021 2021 Tax Time draft forms The draft 2021 NAT 0656 CTR form has been updated. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the document.
26 March 2021

Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting – 30 March 2021

The agenda for this meeting is available.
25 March 2021 Modernising Business Registers Design Working Group – 10 March 2021 Details from the Modernising Business Registers Design Working Group on 10 March 2021 are now available.
25 March 2021 Known outages SBR1 and SBR2 Cloud services will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance at the following times. Start: 11.30pm AEDT on Thursday 25 March 2021. End: 7.00am AEDT on Friday 26 March 2021.
24 March 2021 SBR transaction performance statistics – 2021 The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
23 March 2021 2021 Change advices CA2021-006 Increase in SMSF membership has been updated. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the document.
22 March 2021

Rollover standard v3.0

Rollover V3 Conformance Testing Guide has been updated with version 7.
22 March 2021

Changes to the Income Tax pre-fill service to support JobKeeper from 1 July

Changes are happening to the Income Tax pre-fill service to support JobKeeper from 1 July.
18 March 2021 FBT Rates commencing April 2021

FBT Rates commencing April 2021 are now available.

17 March 2021 SBR transaction performance statistics – 2021 The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
17 March  2021 Rollover standard v3.0 Minor updates to Schedule 4b and User Guide.
16 March 2021 STP Adjustment Service working group STP parent adjustment page has been added.
16 March 2021

Strategic working group – SBR Metrics

The SBR Metrics February 2021 are now available.
15 March 2021

Draft Taxable payments annual reports (TPAR) specification v3.0.0

A DRAFT version of the Taxable payments annual reports (TPAR) v3.0.0 specification is now available.
15 March 2021 Strategic working group 18 March 2021 The Agenda for the SWG meeting to be held on 18 March is now available.
15 March 2021 2021 Change advices - descriptions An updated change advice for the Tax free small business grants stimulus measure is now available in Controlled Information.
11 March 2021

Upcoming SBR2 changes to duplicate checking

New platform behaviour is being introduced in Standard Business Reporting 2 (SBR2) as part of the 18 June quarter 2 release.

11 March 2021 Known outages SBR2 PROD2 Cloud services will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance at the following times. Start: 11:30pm AEDT on Tuesday 16 March 2021. End: 7:00am AEDT on Wednesday 17 March 2021.
11 March 2021 Known outages SBR2 EVTE Cloud services will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance at the following times. Start: 11.00pm AEDT on Thursday 11 March 2021. End: 7.00am on Friday 12 March 2021.
11 March 2021 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting - 2 March 2021

The key outcomes and action item updates from the PLS working group meeting held on 2 March are now available.

10 March 2021

Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) focus group - Client Communication

The key outcomes from the CC API & Preferencing meeting held on 5 March are now available.

10 March 2021

SBR transaction performance statistics - 2021

The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.

10 March 2021 Modernising Business Registers Design Working Group - 23 February 2021 Details from the Modernising Business Registers Design Working Group on 23 February 2021 are now available
10 March 2021

2021 Change advices

CA2021-004 Reforming private health insurance has been updated. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the document.
9 March 2021

FATCA reporting

FATCA - There are new codes to use when a US TIN is not available.

8 March 2021

Operational Framework Review Focus Group - Requirements & Lifecycle Management

The presentation and outcomes from 24 February 2021 are now available.
8 March 2021

2021 Tax Time draft instructions

A summary of changes has been provided for the Company Tax Return instructions 2021. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the document.

3 March 2021 2021 Tax Time draft forms The draft 2021 CTR form is now available in controlled information.
3 March 2021 SBR transaction performance statistics - 2021 The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
3 March 2021 eCommerce Schedules and Scope The 'Release on a Page' outlining planned releases for financial year 2020-2021 has been updated.
26 February 2021

Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting - 2 March 2021

The agenda for the PLS working group meeting on 2 March 2021 is now available.
26 February 2021 Renew your SBR certificates To ensure continuity of service you may need to install new SBR certificates.
22 February 2021 Peppol e-invoicing: full P2P specifications available now Peppol e-invoicing P2P specifications available.
22 February 2021 2021 Tax Time draft instructions Draft 2021 individuals Tax Time instructions are now available. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the documents.
19 February 2021 Known outages SBR2 EVTE Cloud services will be unavailable for scheduled maintenance at the following times. Start: 11.00pm AEDT on Wednesday 24 February 2021. End: 7.00am AEDT on Thursday 25 February 2021.
18 February 2021 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting - 16 February 2021 The key outcomes and action item updates from the PLS working group meeting held on 16 February are now available.
17 February 2021 Modernising Business Registers Design Working Group - 4 February 2021 Details from the Modernising Business Registers Design Working Group on 4 February 2021 are now available
15 February 2021 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting - 2 February 2021 The action items and key outcomes from the PLSWG meeting on 2 February are now available.
12 February 2021

2021 Change advices

CA2021-015 Temporary loss carry back has been updated. You must be logged into your account and have been granted access to view the document.
11 February 2021 Transfer Balance Account Report (TBAR) specification v1.1.3 The final Transfer balance account report specification v1.1.3 has been published.
11 February 2021 Strategic working group - SBR Metrics SBR metrics for January 2021 are now available.
10 February 2021 Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report specification v3.1.1 The Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report specification v3.1.1 has been published as final.
10 February 2021 Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report specification v2.0.1 The Employee share scheme annual report specification v2.0.1 has been published as final.
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