Electronic reporting specifications summary

Original Published Date
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, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22 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

Version for 2020-21

Version for 2021-22

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

2.0.3 2.0.3 3.1.2 3.1.2 3.1.2 3.1.2 OSFA or OSB

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

1.0.2 1.0.2 1.0.2 1.0.2 1.0.2 1.0.2 N/A
Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding interest, dividend and royalty payments paid to non- residents annual report specification 2.02 2.02 2.02 2.02
2.0.3
2.04 2.04 OSFA or OSB

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

12.0.0
12.0.1

 

12.0.0
12.0.1
13.0.0
13.0.1

13.0.1 13.0.1 13.0.2
13.0.3
13.0.3 SBR, OSFA or OSB

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 5.3.2 5.32 N/A

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

1.2.3 1.2.3 1.2.3 1.2.3 1.2.4
1.2.5
1.2.5

OSFA or OSB

Tax file number (TFN) declaration self-print specification 1.1.1 1.1.2 1.1.2 1.1.3 1.1.4 1.1.4 N/A

Tax file number (TFN) declaration reporting specifications

2.2
2.3.1
2.2
2.3.1
3.0.0
4.0.0
4.0.1
4.0.0
4.0.1
4.0.0
4.0.1
4.0.1
4.0.2
4.0.1
4.0.2
OSB and OSFA

For tax preparation digital service providers

Specification

Version for 2016-17

Version for 2017-18

Version for 2018-19

Version for 2019-20

Version for 2020-21 Version for 2021-22

Electronic channel

Business transactions made through payment systems (BTTPS) specification

  1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.1
1.0.2
1.0.3 1.0.3 OSFA or OSB

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

2.0.0 2.0.0 2.0.0 2.0.0 - 2.0.0 N/A

Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report specification

2.0.3 2.0.3 3.1.2 3.1.2 3.1.2 3.1.2 OSFA or OSB

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

1.0.2 1.0.2 1.0.2 1.0.2 1.0.2 1.0.2 N/A

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

1.0 0.4 0.5 0.5 - -

N/A

Private health insurance report (PHIR) specification

3.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.2 3.0.2 OSB

For superannuation digital service providers

Specification

Version for 2016-17

Version for 2017-18

Version for 2018-19

Version for 2019-20

Version for 2020-21 Version for 2021-22

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 - -

SBR

Member contributions statement (MCS) specification

10.1.1

10.1.1
10.1.2

10.1.2 10.1.2 - 10.1.3 OSFA, OSB

Payment variation advice (PVA) statement specification

3.2.1 3.2.1 3.2.1 3.2.2
3.2.3
3.2.4 3.2.4

OSB or OSFA

Remittance advice and recovery notice (RARN) specification

4.2.0 4.2.0 4.2.0 4.2.1 4.2.2 4.2.2

OSB or OSFA

Superannuation guarantee calculator specification and test scenario

- - - - - -

ECI

Superannuation member tax file number (TFN) notification specification

1.2.3

- 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
1.1.3
1.1.4 1.1.4 OSB or OSFA

For business digital service providers

Specification

Version for 2016-17

Version for 2017-18

Version for 2018-19

Version for 2019-20

Version for 2020-21 Version for 2021-22

Electronic channel

Business transactions made through payment systems (BTTPS) specification

- 1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.2 1.0.3 1.0.3 OSB or OSFA
Community Housing Providers Report - - - - 1.0.0
1.0.1
1.0.1 OSB or OSFA

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

2.0.3 2.0.3 3.1.2 3.1.2 3.1.2 3.1.2

OSB or OSFA

Employee share scheme (ESS) self-print statement - employee summary specification 1.0.1 - 1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.2 1.0.2 N/A

Petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) electronic reporting specification

2.0.0 2.0.0 2.0.0 2.0.0 2.0.1 2.0.1 OSB or OSFA

Private health insurance report (PHIR) specification

3.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.0
3.0.1
3.0.2 3.0.2 OSB
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 1.0.4 1.0.4 OSB or OSFA
Real property transfers report (RPTR) XML 2.0 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1 N/A
Taxable payments annual reports (TPAR) specification 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 3.0.0 3.0.1 OSB or OSFA
Transfers of shares and units (Listed Entities) report specification - 1.0.1 1.0.2
2.0.0
1.0.2
2.0.0
2.01
2.1.0 2.1.0 OSB or OSFA
Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) report specification - 1.1.0 1.1.0
1.2.0
1.1.0
1.2.0
1.2.1 1.2.1 OSB
Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) report (TSUMP.0002) XML - 2.0 2.0
2.1
2.0
2.1
2.1 2.1 N/A

For investment bodies digital service providers

Specification

Version for 2016-17

Version for 2017-18

Version for 2018-19

Version for 2019-20

Version for 2020-21 Version for 2021-22

Electronic channel

Annual investment income report (AIIR) specification

10.0.3
11.0.2

10.0.3
11.0.2

10.0.3
11.0.2 12.0.1

10.0.3
11.0.2
12.0.1
13.0.1

10.0.3
11.0.2
12.0.1
13.0.1
13.0.2

10.0.3
11.0.2
12.0.1
13.0.1
13.0.2
OSB or OSFA

Annual investment income report (AIIR) PC spreadsheet specification

4.0.2
5.0.0
6.0.0 6.0.0 7.0.0
7.0.1
7.0.2 7.0.2

OSB or OSFA

Business transactions made through payment systems (BTTPS) specification

- 1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.1
1.0.2
1.0.3 1.0.3 OSB or OSFA
Community Housing Providers Report - - - - 1.0.0
1.0.1
1.0.1 OSB or OSFA

Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report specification

2.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.0 3.0.1 3.1.1 3.1.2 OSB, OSFA

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

1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.1 1.0.2 1.0.2 N/A
FATCA XML form 8966 schema and user guide 2.0 - 2.0 2.0 - - N/A

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

6.2.0 6.2.1 6.2.1 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.2 OSB or OSFA

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 1.2.1 1.2.1 N/A
Transfers of shares and units (Listed Entities) report specification - 1.0.2 1.0.2
2.0.0
1.0.2
2.0.0
2.1.0 2.1.0 N/A
Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) report specification - 1.1.0 1.1.0
1.2.0
1.1.0
2.0.0
2.1.0
2.1.1 1.2.1 OSB
Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) report (TSUMP.0002) XML - 2.0 2.0
2.1
2.0
2.1
2.1 2.1 N/A

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

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