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 electronic reporting specification (ERS) Unclaimed superannuation money (USM) statement version 5.1.0 has been released. A tracked and clean version has been published for your information.
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The FINAL electronic reporting specification Outcome of lodgment error manual version 20.0.0 has been published. The manual assists in understanding the Outcome of lodgment report providing definitions and solutions of error codes.
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A Final electronic reporting specification Payment variation advice (PVA) statement version 3.2.2 has been released. Tracked and clean versions have been provided for your information.
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A Final electronic reporting specification Remittance advice and recovery notice version 4.2.1 has been released. Clean and tracked versions have been published for your information.
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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-held super that belong to their members.
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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 FINAL member contributions statement electronic reporting specification v10.1.2 (MCS) is now available.
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This specification describes the superannuation guarantee (SG) calculator (program. It covers the collection of employer and employee information required for calculating compliance with superannuation guarantee obligations.
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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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