Specifications

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.
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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
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A director identification number (director ID) is a 15-digit unique identifier given to a director that has verified their identity with Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS).
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The final electronic reporting specification for Annual investment income report (AIIR) PC spreadsheet format version 7.0.2 has been released. Tracked and clean versions of the final specification have been published for your information.
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A final version of the Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report v2.0.3 specification is now available.
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A Final Community Housing Providers Report v1.0.1 has been released.  Due to the changes being minor and informational, only a clean version has been published. General key changes
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A final version of the Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report v3.1.2 specification is now available.
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A final version of the Transaction of shares and units (Listed Entities) report specification v2.1.0 is now available.
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The FINAL Quarterly tax file number (QTFN) and Australian business number (ABN) report version 6.2.2 has been released. Due to the changes being minor and informational, only a clean version has been published.
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A Final Electronic reporting specification Transfers of shares and units (Market Participants) report specification v1.2.1 has been released.  Due to the changes being minor and informational, only a clean version has been published.
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