Guides and Instructions

The final version of the ELS guide 2018 is available on ato.gov.au.

Current from: 8 Oct 2018

The Private health insurance report (PHIR) validation script can be run against a private health insurance (PHI) file to search for instances where:

  1. an Individual Identity record doesn’t have an...
Current from: 24 Sep 2018

Schedules and other documentation for eCommerce are provided below.

Digital service providers should take care to note the currency dates of documents.

Current from: 15 Aug 2018

This guide provides information to assist in validating Payment Reference Numbers (PRN) for Australian Taxation Office payments.

We receive over 20 million payments annually. Of these, approximately 10% of payments require correction due to...

Current from: 1 Aug 2018

This approved form is effective for reporting periods starting on or after 1 July 2016. You may use this report for audits completed for earlier periods – however, you must take care to comply with the auditing standards and legislation that applied to...

Current from: 4 Jul 2018

The Single Touch Payroll: DSP guide to navigating the SBR technical artefacts has been developed through consultation with the Single Touch Payroll document navigation focus group...

Current from: 30 May 2018

The Budget 2018-19 was released on Tuesday 8 May 2018.

The measures announced as part of the Budget 2018-19 are subject to receiving royal assent and are therefore not yet law.

While we provide input on...

Current from: 21 May 2018

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) (PDF, 1.90MB) was released on 18 December 2017.

A summary of the measures affecting digital service...

Current from: 23 Jan 2018

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 Nov 2017

From 19 May 2017, the corporate tax rate for small business entities that carry on a business and have an aggregated turnover of less than $10 million was reduced to 27.5% for the 2016-17 income year.

As a result, the maximum franking credit...

Current from: 3 Oct 2017

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