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  • Correcting a lodged report

    After lodging your Taxable payments annual report (TPAR), you may find some information you've reported is incorrect.

    You need to tell us if you:

    • made a mistake in any of the amount fields
    • provided an incorrect ABN or name in the payer or any of the payee fields.

    If you are a government entity, you have 28 days from when you become aware of the error to submit an amended (corrected) report.

    You don't need to tell us if the only items wrong are payer or payee:

    • addresses
    • phone numbers.

    On this page:

    Incorrect amounts reported

    If any amount fields have been reported incorrectly, you'll need to provide an amended TPAR. The amended report needs to include the:

    • ABN, name and address details for the affected payee exactly the same as in the original report
    • the corrected amounts.

    Only include the payees where the amounts reported need to be corrected. Complete all the fields for these payees and show the amounts as they should have been reported.

    If your report was lodged online, you can generate an amended report using your software. Contact your software provider for further advice on how to generate an amended report.

    If you cannot lodge an amended report using your software, you will need to lodge an amendment using the paper form Taxable payments annual report (NAT 74109).

    If you lodged the report on the paper form, you will need to prepare and lodge an amended paper form.

    Mark the 'amending an annual report' field with an 'X' and send the amended annual report form to the address on the front of the form.

    Next steps:

    Incorrect ABN or name

    If your original TPAR included one or more incorrect ABNs or business names (for either the payer or payee), you do not need to submit an amended report.

    You can correct this by sending us the following information:

    • your ABN
    • your business's name
    • your contact details (address, email address and phone number)
    • the year of the annual report you want to be corrected (for example, 2016 TPAR)
    • the payee and/or payer details that were reported and need to be corrected
    • the payee and/or payer details as they should have been reported
    • the reason for the change or explanation of how you made the mistake.

    Next step:

    Send it to us by:

    • post to
      Australian Taxation Office
      PO Box 3575
      ALBURY NSW 2640
    • online using the ATO portals' message function      
      • Once you have logged into the ATO portal, select 'Mail' from the menu.
      • To send a message, select topic 'Debt and lodgment' and subject 'Taxable Payments Annual Report'.

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    Last modified: 20 Dec 2018QC 51599