Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report specification v2.0.3

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A final version of the Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report v2.0.3 specification is now available.

This specification is to be used in the development of software for the electronic lodgment of the Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report for the 2016 to 2017 financial years. Due to feedback regarding reporting requirements the following corrections have been made. 

  • This specification is to be used for 2016 and 2017 financial years only.
  • Extension of time to lodge information added.
  • How to lodge the ESS spreadsheet online information added.
  • General wording changes to allow for consistency, update and clarify information and processes. Where the intent of the information content has not changed, the changes have not been tracked.
  • Acronyms table has been updated.
  • AUSkey changed to myGovID and RAM External Links.
  • Update references for SIPO to DPO throughout the specification.
  • Online services for agents (OSFA) and online services for business (OSB) information added.
  • DPO contact details have been changed.

A detailed list of all changes can be found in the section Changes to this version of the specification.

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