Electronic reporting specifications summary

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Status
Current
Tax Category
Payroll
Tax preparation
Business accounting
Superannuation
Investment bodies
Resource Type
Specifications
Description

The accepted specifications and versions for the 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 financial years. You will be required to use these if you are developing software to lodge electronically. A list of validation tools has also been included.

For payroll digital service providers

Specification

Version for 2016-17

Version for 2017-18

Version for 2018-19

Version for 2019-20

Electronic channel

Electronic funds transfer (EFT) code validation v2.0 specification and test scenario

2.0.0 2.0.0 2.0.0 2.0.0 N/A

Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report specification and test scenario

2.0.0 2.0.0 2.0.0 3.0.1

Portals

Employee share scheme (ESS) self-print statement – employee summary specification and test scenario

1.0.1   1.0.1 1.0.1 N/A
Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding interest, dividend and royalty payments paid to non- residents annual report specification and test scenario 2.02 2.02 2.02 2.02 Portals

Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual report (PSAR) specification and test scenario

12.0.0
12.0.1

 

12.0.0
12.0.1
13.0.0
13.0.1

13.0.1 13.0.1

Portals

Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding self-print (SPRINT) payment summary specification and test scenario

5.3.0 5.3.0
5.3.1
5.3.1 5.3.1 N/A

Pay as you go (PAYG)  withholding where ABN not quoted annual report specification and test scenario

1.2.3   1.2.3 1.2.3

Portals

Tax file number (TFN) declaration self-print specification 1.1.1 1.1.2 1.1.2 1.1.2 N/A

Tax file number (TFN) declaration reporting specifications and test scenario

2.2, 2.3.1 2.2, 2.3.1, 3.0.0, 4.0.0 4.0.0 4.0.0

Portals

For tax preparation digital service providers

Specification

Version for 2016-17

Version for 2017-18

Version for 2018-19

Version for 2019-20

Electronic channel

Business transactions made through payment systems (BTTPS) specification and test scenario

  1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.1 Portals

Electronic funds transfer (EFT) code validation specification and test scenario

2.0.0 2.0.0 2.0.0 2.0.0 N/A

Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report specification and test scenario

2.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.1

Portals

Employee share scheme (ESS) self-print statement - employee summary specification and test scenario

1.0.1   1.0.1 1.0.1 N/A

Pre-filling report - importing data into tax agent software specification

1.0 0.4 0.5 0.5

Portal

Private health insurance report (PHIR) specification

3.0.0   3.0.0 3.0.0 Portals

For superannuation digital service providers

Specification

Version for 2016-17

Version for 2017-18

Version for 2018-19

Version for 2019-20

Electronic channel

Electronic funds transfer (EFT) code validation specification and test scenario

2.0.0 2.0.0 2.0.0 2.0.0 N/A

Electronic portability form (EPF) message implementation guide (MIG)

1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1

Portals, SBR

Member contributions statement (MCS) specification

10.1.1

10.1.1
10.1.2

10.1.2 10.1.2

Portals

Payment variation advice (PVA) statement specification

3.2.1   3.2.1 3.2.2

Portals

Remittance advice and recovery notice (RARN) specification

4.2.0   4.2.0 4.2.1

Portals

Superannuation guarantee calculator specification and test scenario

       

ECI, Portals

Superannuation member tax file number (TFN) notification specification

1.2.3

  1.2.3 1.2.3

ECI

Transfer Balance Account Report (TBAR)   1.0.2
1.0.3
1.0.3 1.0.3 Portals

For business digital service providers

Specification

Version for 2016-17

Version for 2017-18

Version for 2018-19

Version for 2019-20

Electronic channel

Business transactions made through payment systems (BTTPS) specification and test scenario

  1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.2 Portals

Electronic funds transfer (EFT) code validation specification and test scenario

2.0.0 2.0.0 2.0.0 2.0.0 N/A

Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report specification and test scenario

2.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.1

Portals

Employee share scheme (ESS) self-print statement - employee summary specification and test scenario 1.0.1   1.0.1 1.0.1 N/A

Petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) electronic reporting specification

2.0.0   2.0.0 2.0.0

Portals

Private health insurance report (PHIR) specification

3.0.0   3.0.0 3.0.0 Portals
Real property transfers report (RPTR) specification 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3 1.0.2, 1.0.3 1.0.3 1.0.3 Portals
Real property transfers report (RPTR) XML 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 Portals
Taxable payments annual reports (TPAR) specification and test scenario 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 2.0.0, 2.0.1 2.0.1 2.0.1 Portals
Transfers of shares and units (Listed Entities) report specification and test scenario   1.0.1 1.0.2
2.0.0
1.0.2
2.0.0
Business Portal
Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) report specification   1.1.0 1.1.0
1.2.0
1.1.0
1.2.0
Business Portal
Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) report (TSUMP.0002) XML   2.0 2.0
2.1
2.0
2.1
Business portal

For investment bodies digital service providers

Specification

Version for 2016-17

Version for 2017-18

Version for 2018-19

Version for 2019-20

Electronic channel

Annual investment income report (AIIR) specification

11.0.2, 10.0.3 11.0.2, 10.0.3 11.0.2, 12.0.1 13.0.1

Portals

Annual investment income report (AIIR) PC spreadsheet specification

4.0.2, 5.0.0 6.0.0 6.0.0 7.0.0

Portals

Business transactions made through payment systems (BTTPS) specification and test scenario

  1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.1 Portals

Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report specification and test scenario

2.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.1

Portals

Employee share scheme (ESS) self-print employee summary specification and test scenario

1.0.1   1.0.1 1.0.1 N/A
FATCA XML form 8966 schema and user guide 2.0   2.0 2.0 Portals

Quarterly tax file number (QTFN) and Australian business number (ABN) report specification

6.2.0 6.2.1 6.2.1 6.2.1

Portals

Quarterly tax file number (QTFN) and Australian business number (ABN) report PC spreadsheet

1.2.0 1.2.1 1.2.1 1.2.1 Portals

Quarterly tax file number (QTFN) and Australian business number (ABN) report on paper specification

No  longer available        
Transfers of shares and units (Listed Entities) report specification and test scenario   1.0.2 1.0.2
2.0.0
1.0.2
2.0.0
Business Portal
Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) report specification   1.1.0 1.1.0
1.2.0
1.1.0
2.0.0
Business Portal
Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) report (TSUMP.0002) XML   2.0 2.0
2.1
2.0
2.1
Business Portal

Validation tools

Standard Business Reporting (SBR)

SBR is an Australian government initiative designed to reduce the reporting burden for businesses in Australia. Secure online lodgment can be done through SBR enabled software. For more information, refer to the list of SBR enabled reports and the developers tools.

ATO Online transfer function

Online lodgment can be done by businesses through the Business Portal and intermediaries through Online services for agents using myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM). The File transfer facility can be used for a range of existing and new reports and forms.

Data transfer facility (DTF)

The ATO Data transfer facility is available for organisations that are unable to successfully utilise SBR or ATO Online services.The DTF supports most electronic reporting specifications.

For more information contact, FileTransferCapability@ato.gov.au

Payment summary annual report

You can lodge your payment summary annual report electronically or by using paper forms.

For more information, refer to How to lodge your payment summary annual report.

Archived

You can request a copy of the following archived pages by contacting us:

  • Departing Australia superannuation payments (DASP) annual report test scenario v1.0
  • Departing Australia superannuation payments (DASP) annual report specification v1.0
  • Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding  payments to foreign residents annual report specification v1.0.1
  • Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payments to foreign residents annual report test scenario v1.0
  • SuperSeeker Portability Form
  • Document interchange system (DIS) specification v11.29
  • ELS software specification 2017.

No previous versions available.

Last modified date
Mon 22 Jun 2020