Guides and Instructions

Schedules and other documentation for eCommerce are provided below.

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

Current from: 28 Nov 2019

SBR file library

Current from: 11 Nov 2019

General file library

Current from: 11 Nov 2019

To help guide you through the Individual Income Tax Return (IITR) 2019 product verification testing (PVT) process we have developed the IITR 2019 PVT scenarios and hotspot guide, and a diagram representing the IITR 2019 PVT process.

It’s now...

Current from: 26 Sep 2019
Current from: 2 Sep 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

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

A summary of the measures affecting digital service providers is provided on this page for use in developing software.

While the ATO sometimes provides...

Current from: 16 Jul 2019

Obtaining a signed paper client declaration may not always be convenient or timely, so clients can choose to provide this declaration electronically, via email or by fax. However, there are some important requirements that need to be met.


Current from: 14 Jun 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

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: 13 Jun 2019