Specifications

This specification is to be used in the development of software for the lodgment of electronic versions of the Community Housing Providers report which is reported to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), effective from 31 July 2021.

The file...

Current from: 25 Mar 2020

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.

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Current from: 20 Mar 2020

Our latest small business benchmarks data is available for use in your products.

The Small business benchmarks 2016-17 data, which is available as a resource attachment below, contains the latest benchmark ratios and data from more than...

Current from: 11 Mar 2020

A FINAL version of the Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report v3.0.1 specification is now available.

In this update information has been provided to support the replacement of AUSKEY with the new authentication and authorisation...

Current from: 26 Feb 2020

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: 13 Feb 2020

Access our library for track changed versions of the A-NZ specifications and other associated documents.

You can find the final A-NZ specifications versions and other supporting documents on GitHub....

Current from: 4 Nov 2019

The tax file number (TFN) algorithm is a mathematical formula that tests the validity of numbers quoted as TFNs. Its use in software is recommended as it will minimise TFN errors and may subsequently reduce the need for contact between your...

Current from: 15 Aug 2019

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: 14 Jun 2019

This document is provided to digital service providers for the purpose of obtaining and understanding the format and algorithm of the Australian business number (ABN).

Highlights of the service are:

  • The automatic validation of ABN...
Current from: 14 Jun 2019

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: 14 Jun 2019

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