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 reduce the need for contact between your organisation or clients and the ATO.
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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 Member contribution statement (MCS) specification v10.1.3 has been released. Due to the changes being minor and informational, only a clean version has been published.
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A Final electronic reporting specification Remittance advice and recovery notice version 4.2.2 has been released. Due to the changes being minor and informational, only a clean version has been published.
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A final electronic reporting specification Transfer Balance Account Report (TBAR) version 1.1.4 has been released. Tracked and clean versions have been provided for your information.
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A FINAL version of Payment variation advice (PVA) statement specification v3.2.3 specification is now available. Due to the changes being minor and informational, only a clean version has been published.
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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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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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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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