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...

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.

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Current from: 23 Jul 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

What is the SuperMatch Service

The SuperMatch service is an online service that may be used by superannuation funds, superannuation administrators and their intermediaries (excluding SMSF’s) to obtain a full list of super accounts and any ATO-...

Current from: 19 Dec 2018

The FINAL member contributions statement electronic reporting specification v10.1.2 (MCS) is now available.

A tracked version of the FINAL specification showing changes from the published current version 10.1.1 to FINAL version 10.1.2, as well...

Current from: 19 Dec 2018

A final electronic reporting specification version (8.2.0) of the Superannuation provider assessment data (SPAD) has been released. Tracked and clean versions of the changes have been published, a description of changes follows.

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Current from: 21 Sep 2018

A final electronic reporting specification version (1.3.0) of the Temporary resident notification (TRN) has been released. A tracked and clean copy of the specification has been provided and a description of changes follows:

Differences...

Current from: 21 Sep 2018

The FINAL electronic reporting specification Member Exit Statement (MES) version 5.1.0 has been released. Minor updates to wording in the legal section have been added since the draft version was released.

Following feedback, the...

Current from: 24 Aug 2018

The FINAL electronic reporting specification Outcome of lodgment report version 5.2.1 has been published.

The specification describes the data structure and format requirements for electronically receiving an Outcome of lodgment...

Current from: 23 Aug 2018

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