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20 July 2018 STP readiness update - 19 July 2018 A recording of the STP readiness update held on Thursday 19 July 2018 is now available.
19 July 2018 Online BAS check working group – 7 June The presentation slides from the online BAS check working group meeting held on 7 June 2018 are now available.
19 July 2018 eCommerce Schedules and Scope The latest version of the Tax Time 2018 (TT18) eFix deployment summary is now available. The document summarises all defect fixes scheduled in our TT18 Q2 eFix delivery window.
19 July 2018 Cents per Kilometre Deduction Rate for Car Expenses 2018 The rate of 68 cents per kilometre applies to work-related car expense deductions for the income year commencing 1 July 2018.
19 July 2018 STP readiness update - 19 July 2018 An update on outstanding action items and questions from previous STP readiness updates is now available.
18 July 2018 Known outages SBR1 production, SBR2 production and SBR2 PROD2 Cloud services will be unavailable from Friday 28 September 11.30pm to Monday 1 October 7.00am AEST for planned system maintenance.
18 July 2018 Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting The 2018 CbC Reporting Package has been finalised.
17 July 2018 Single Touch Payroll Find out the steps you or your users need to complete before lodging Single Touch Payroll reports on behalf of clients.
16 July 2018 Other news and update services Find out about ATO news and update services to keep up to date on the latest tax and super information.
16 July 2018 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting - 17 July 2018 The agenda for this meeting is now available.
13 July 2018 Known incidents and lists - 2018 The latest SBR core and ebMS3 services incident list is now available for download.
11 July 2018 eCommerce Schedules and Scope The Tax Time 2018 (TT18) eFix deployment summary is now available. The document summarises all defect fixes scheduled in our TT18 Q2 eFix delivery window.
10 July 2018 Single Touch Payroll Expressions of interest (EOIs) are open to DSPs planning to implement the first phase of STP Employee Commencement functionality in the next six months. Find out about this product and how you can submit an EOI.
10 July 2018 SBR transaction performance statistics - 2018 The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
10 July 2018 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting - 3 July 2018 The key messages from this meeting are now available.
9 July 2018 Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting Some CbC Report XML files have not met validation rules. We will contact affected parties to facilitate re-lodgment.
9 July 2018 STP BMS initiated employee commencement BIG We have made amendments to correct errors identified with the contextual link and withholding declaration.
9 July 2018 STP readiness update - 6 July 2018 A recording of the STP readiness update held on 6 July 2018 is now available. We will follow-up on the questions raised and provide responses or guidance material before the next webinar.
6 July 2018 Practitioner lodgment service Read Latest news for changes to the de-whitelisted error message.
6 July 2018 Known outages SBR1 production, SBR2 production and SBR2 PROD2 Cloud services will be unavailable on Sunday 8 July from 12.30am to 6.00am AEST for planned system maintenance.
6 July 2018 Digital service provider Architecture Reference Group (DARG) meeting #6 - 21 June 2018 The outcomes for this meeting are now available.
4 July 2018 STP readiness update - 6 July 2018 The next STP readiness update has been rescheduled and will now be held on Friday 6 July 2018 from 1.00pm to 2.00pm AEST. The agenda is now available and a recording of the webinar will be published following the session..
4 July 2018

STP Employee Commencement: Part 2 - Technical Aspects for DSPs - 11 July 2018

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Join Part 2 of our Single Touch Payroll (STP) Employee Commencement webinar.
4 July 2018 Self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) independent approved auditor's report There are no changes to the SMSF independent auditor’s report at this stage. You can continue to use the SMSF independent auditor’s report effective for reporting periods starting on or after 1 July 2016.
4 July 2018 Single Touch Payroll We are writing to employers who moved to STP reporting before 1 July 2018, providing information about the change to 2017-18 employee payment summaries.
3 July 2018 Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting We will be deploying a fix for some of the validation rule issues identified with CbC reporting. Read more and find out the key dates.
3 July 2018 Small business benchmarks The key Small Business Benchmark ratios for 2017-18 which are based on the 2016 financial year are now available.
3 July 2018 Known Outages The outage on Saturday 14 July will now commence at 11.30pm AEST and will impact SBR1 production, SBR2 production and SBR2 PROD2 Cloud services.
3 July 2018 SBR transaction performance statistics - 2018 The latest report showing statistics on performance times for forms, reports and schedules lodged through Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is now available.
2 July 2018 STP readiness update - 28 June 2018 A recording of the STP readiness update held on Thursday 28 June 2018 is now available.
2 July 2018 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting - 3 July 2018 The agenda and other documents for this meeting are now available.
29 June 2018 STP readiness update - 5 July 2018 Join our webinar on Thursday 5 July for the next Single Touch Payroll (STP) readiness update. Find out what topics will be covered and how you can participate.
29 June 2018 2018 Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding tax tables The page has been updated to remove the NAT 3539 Sustainability Bill changes with tax cuts.
28 June 2018 Digital identity working group meeting - 7 June The final design pack and outcomes from this meeting are available.
28 June 2018 Member Account Attribute Service Version 1.1 of the combined Super Member (SPRMBR) 2018 package which includes the technical artefacts for the Member Account Attribute Service (MAAS) is available on sbr.gov.au.
28 June 2018 Member Account Transaction Service Version 1.1 of the combined Super Member (SPRMBR) 2018 package which includes the technical artefacts for the Member Account Transaction Service (MATS) is available on sbr.gov.au.
27 June 2018 Single Touch Payroll technical committee meeting - 13 June 2018 The outcomes for this meeting are now available.
26 June 2018 Online BAS check working group – 7 June The key messages from this meeting are now available.
26 June 2018 Country-by-Country (CbC) reporting An updated version of the 2018 CbC Reporting package is available on sbr.gov.au. The 2018 Local File / Master File (LCMSF) service is also available in the External Vendor Testing Environment (EVTE).
26 June 2018 Single Touch Payroll: Product verification testing guide To support you in completing product verification testing (PVT) we will schedule a PVT planning meeting with you. The updated PVT guide includes additional information to assist you with the PVT process.
25 June 2018 2018 Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding tax tables The Federal Budget announced changes to tax scales for the 2018-19 income year. These changes have been passed by Parliament. They have now been incorporated into the applicable schedules and tax tables on ato.gov.au.
25 June 2018 DSP Operational Framework We have updated the DSP Operational Framework Security Questionnaire. If you are part way through or have already submitted the questionnaire, you do not need to resubmit or start again using the updated version.
22 June 2018 Sending service providers and Single Touch Payroll The STP Authorisations and Declarations: API and SSP Portal Upload Models document is available. SSPs and DSPs using an SSP can find guidance on the declaration and signing statements which must be used for the Upload Portal and API models.
22 June 2018 Member Account Transaction Service Version 1.0 of the combined Super Member (SPRMBR) 2018 package which includes the technical artefacts for the Member Account Transaction Service (MATS) is available on sbr.gov.au.
22 June 2018 Member Account Attribute Service Version 1.0 of the combined Super Member (SPRMBR) 2018 package which includes the technical artefacts for the Member Account Attribute Service (MAAS) is available on sbr.gov.au.
19 June 2018 STP Employee Commencement: Part 1 - Overview for DSPs – 28 June 2018 Join part 1 of our Single Touch Payroll (STP) Employee Commencement webinar.
15 June 2018 Annual investment income report (AIIR) PC spreadsheet specification v6.0.0 The final electronic reporting specification Annual investment income report (AIIR) PC spreadsheet format version 6.0.0 has been released. A tracked and clean version of the final specifications have been published for your information.
15 June 2018 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting - 19 June 2018 The PLS working group agenda, take-up briefing and action items are now available.
13 June 2018 Practitioner lodgment service working group meeting - 5 June 2018 The key messages from the last PLS working group meeting are now available.
13 June 2018 Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual report (PSAR) specification v13.0.1 and test

Tracked and clean versions the final electronic reporting specifications are now available.