Specifications

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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A FINAL version of the Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report v3.0.1 specification is now available.
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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 or your clients and the ATO.
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The Payroll Event 0003 2018 package (PAYEVNT.0003 2018) provides technical implementation details to support the Single Touch Payroll, payroll reporting: Business
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The following electronic reporting specifications have been released as a FINAL version in both tracked and clean versions:
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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
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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 June 2016.
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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.
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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 been updated to:
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The following electronic reporting specifications have been released as final in both tracked and clean versions:
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