Specifications

A Final Community Housing Providers Report v1.0.1 has been released.  Due to the changes being minor and informational, only a clean version has been published. General key changes
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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 version of the Business transactions made through payment systems (BTTPS) v1.0.3specification is now available. Due to the changes being minor and informational, only a clean version has been published.
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A final version of the Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report v3.1.1 specification is now available.
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This specification is to be used when developing software for the printing of Employee share scheme (ESS) statement - employee summaries, commencing 2009–10 financial year.
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The 2020 pre-filling report focuses on simplifying and consolidating the 2019 product, including by removing extraneous sections and reordering data.
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For myTax this year we are introducing an alert, as part of the tax calculation/estimate, for all individuals with Division 293 income greater than or equal to $225,750, advising them that they may/will be subject to additional tax on concessional contributions (Division 293).
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Our latest small business benchmarks data is available for use in your products.
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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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Attached below are the 2017 ELS software specifications, each version is contained in a zip file.
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