Specifications

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 organisation...
Current from: 15 Aug 2019
The accepted specifications and versions for the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 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. Payroll Tax...
Current from: 23 Jul 2019
The electronic reporting specification version (1.2.3) of the Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding where ABN not quoted annual report has been released as final. This specification has been updated to cater for the removal of ECI as a lodgment channel from 25...
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 and goods and service...
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 ensure client...
Current from: 14 Jun 2019
The Payroll Event 0003 2018 package (PAYEVNT.0003 2018) provides technical implementation details to support the Single Touch Payroll, payroll reporting: Business implementation guide (STP BIG). New validation rule We are continuing to work to resolve...
Current from: 28 Feb 2019
The following electronic reporting specifications have been released as a FINAL version in both tracked and clean versions: Self-printing tax file number (TFN) declarations version 1.1.3 – clean Self-printing tax file number (TFN) declarations version 1....
Current from: 29 Jan 2019
A Final Electronic reporting specification tax file number (TFN) declaration reporting version 4.0.0 has been released. Tracked and clean versions have been published for your information. Changes to data records, values and definitions Supplier data...
Current from: 16 Jan 2019
The FINAL Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding from interest, dividend and royalty payments paid to non-residents - annual report version 2.0.3 has been published. Clean and tracked versions have been provided for your information. These specifications have...
Current from: 8 Oct 2018
The following electronic reporting specifications have been released as final in both tracked and clean versions: Electronic reporting specification – Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual report version 13.0.1 – clean Electronic...
Current from: 13 Jun 2018

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