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: 20 Dec 2018

The electronic reporting specification version (2.0.0) of the Transfers of Shares and Units (Listed Entities) has been updated due to data record, informational, and definitional changes.

Differences between 1.0.2 and 2.0.0 versions


Current from: 11 Dec 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: 1 Nov 2018

The electronic reporting specification version 1.0.3 of the Real property transfers report (RPTR) has been released as final. Tracked and clean version have been published.

Changes between v1.0.2 and v1.0.3 include:

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Current from: 18 Oct 2018

From 1 July 2018, businesses paying contractors to provide cleaning or courier services on their behalf will need to lodge a Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) to report contractor payments.

The first TPAR for businesses providing cleaning or...

Current from: 11 Oct 2018

The Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) report  (TSUMP.0002) XML v2.0 has been released as final.

This final XML package is to be used in the development of software for the electronic lodgment of the Transfers of...

Current from: 24 Sep 2018

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 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