Specifications

The final Electronic reporting specification KiwiSaver Scheme Provider Accounts report specification v1.0.0 has been released.
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The accepted specifications and versions for the 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22 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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The final published package content document and validation rule excels for Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) 2017 version 1.10 is now available.
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The final published package content document, validation rule excels and schema for Common Reporting Standard (CRS) 2021 version 1.1 is now available. This package is to be used in the development of software for the electronic lodgment of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).
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A director identification number (director ID) is a 15-digit unique identifier given to a director that has verified their identity with Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS).
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The 2022 pre-filling report focuses on simplifying and consolidating the existing 2021 product, including removing extraneous sections and adding new sections to accommodate new data.
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A final version of the Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report v2.0.3 specification is now available.
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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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A final version of the Employee share scheme (ESS) annual report v3.1.2 specification is now available.
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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 reduce the need for contact between your organisation or clients and the ATO.
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