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.

Current from: 17 Jan 2020

Super file library

Current from: 9 Jan 2020

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 2019

A draft 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.

This specification is to be used in the development...

Current from: 19 Dec 2019

A Draft 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.

This specification is to be used in the development...

Current from: 5 Dec 2019

Access our library for track changed versions of the A-NZ specifications and other associated documents.

You can find the final A-NZ specifications versions and other supporting documents on GitHub....

Current from: 4 Nov 2019

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

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

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