Standard Business Reporting (SBR)

Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is a standard approach to online or digital record-keeping that was introduced by government in 2010 to simplify business reporting obligations.

SBR is built into business/accounting software making it SBR-enabled.

The government's SBR website provides detailed information about SBR. There is a specific section tailored to digital service providers, including SBR-enabled reports and developer tools.

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If you need assistance developing or testing SBR-enabled software contact the SBR Service Desk on 1300 488 231 or via The service desk is available between 8.00am to 7.00pm, Monday to Friday AEDT - excludes public holidays and the SBR Christmas shutdown period, with extended hours during tax time.

After-hours support for urgent ATO SBR System incidents is now available for ATO digital service providers. To utilise this service:

  1. Phone the SBR Service Desk on 1300 488 231 and hold the line until you receive the ATO IT Service Desk welcome message.
  2. Once your call is answered, identify the company you are associated with and we will help to resolve your incident and provide you with a reference number to track your incident.
  3. If additional information is requested, send by email to the SBR Service Desk mailbox listing your reference number in the subject heading.

If you have any feedback on the after-hours service email the SBR Feedback mailbox. Your feedback will be used to assist with future enhancements. 

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