Tax file number (TFN) declaration reporting specifications v2.3.1

Version
2.3.1
Original Published Date
Tax Category
Payroll
Resource Type
Specifications
Description

The Tax file number (TFN) declaration reporting version 2.3.1 in FINAL has been published. A clean version and a tracked version have been provided for your information.

The main updates in the FINAL specification are as follows:

  • The definition for the Higher education loan programme (HELP) or Trade support loan (TSL) indicator field (7.68) altered to include Student start-up loan (SSL).
  • The removal of ECI as an acceptable channel for TFN declaration reporting.

Acceptable versions of the TFN declaration reporting specifications from 1 October 2017

Your users will still be able to use TFN declaration reporting specification versions 2.2, 2.3.0 and 2.3.1 after 30 September 2017 provided that their payee who is completing a TFN declaration is not a working holiday maker (WHM).

If your user employs a WHM they will need to use version 3.0.0. Alternatively, they can use a 2017 TFN declaration (NAT 3092) paper form which is available on ato.gov.au.