Practitioner lodgment service (PLS) focus group - Transactions involving cancelled ABNs

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Tax Category
Tax preparation
Resource Type
Consultative groups

This focus group has been set up to work through the issue around our treatment of transactions involving cancelled ABNs. Details of the issue are:

  • Activity Statement (AS) pre-fill and the AS lodgment report (ASLRPT) can return cancelled ABNs. The ABNs that were cancelled at the time of the pre-fill and/or report may have been active at the time of the obligation.
  • Cancelled ABNs fail Access Manager checks performed via the Standard Business Reporting (SBR) platform, even if the lodgment relates to a period when the ABN was active. The AUTH.007 error does not provide enough detail to distinguish a cancelled ABN rejection from another cause (such as permissions setup incorrectly by a tax agent).

Relevant documentation from the focus group is available below.

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