Remittance advice and recovery notice (RARN) specification v4.1.0

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The FINAL RARN electronic reporting specification published on 22 March 2013, had discrepancies in field lengths which may affect software development.

Updates are as follows:

Contribution Info Data Record

Filler 5.6

Field Length has been updated from 20 characters to 16 characters.

Legal Requirements (Section 2)

Privacy statement has been incorporated

Physical specifications (Section 3)

Internet file naming conventions

The transmission file sequence number has been updated.

Any enquiries/comments regarding this specification should be directed to the Software Industry Partnership Office at

Reason for Amendment

04/07/2014 - Bulletin 159 is no longer applicable and has been removed from description page