Specifications

The final payee information statement formats and instructions have been published below.

These documents were developed in collaboration with digital service providers (DSPs) and are intended to be used as standard formats should DSPs want to...

Current from: 13 Sep 2018

This page contains information and artefacts for web services that enable reporters to lodge bulk XML files via the ATO portals/bulk file transfer facility.

Bulk XML BDE Implementation Guide

This document provides...

Current from: 22 Aug 2018

The Electronic funds transfer (EFT) code validation specification and test scenario allows for the enhancement of software products by incorporating official ATO EFT code validation rules.

The receipt of a valid code by the ATO should...

Current from: 21 Aug 2018

The accepted specifications and versions for the 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 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.

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Current from: 17 Aug 2018

The final Petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) specification version 2.0.0 is now available.

Issues identified during ATO system testing of version 1.0.0 of the reporting specification have required changes to be made to the attributes of...

Current from: 17 Aug 2018

The FINAL Private health insurance report version 3.0.0 electronic reporting specification has been published. The final version 3.0.0 replaces version 2.1.1 for the 2015 and subsequent financial year reporting periods.

Private health...

Current from: 16 Aug 2018

The electronic reporting specification version (1.0.2) of the Transfers of Shares and Units (Listed Entities) has been updated due to minor informational changes.

This specification is to be used in the development of software...

Current from: 4 Jul 2018

The document below contains the key Small Business Benchmark ratios for 2017-18 refresh which was based on the 2016 financial year.

By integrating the benchmark data in your products, you will be able to:

  • access the largest and most...
Current from: 3 Jul 2018

Intergovernmental FATCA XML Schema

The IRS has finalised the format for automatically exchanging FATCA data with IGA jurisdictions. The Intergovernmental FATCA XML Schema v2.0 is effective from 1 January 2017 and must be used...

Current from: 28 Jun 2018

The electronic reporting specification version (1.0.2) of the Real property transfers report (RPTR) has been released as final.

Changes between v1.0.1 and v1.0.2 include:

  • wording change to the Lodgment type field definition...
Current from: 28 May 2018

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