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  • Lodging your Taxable payments annual report

    Your Taxable payments annual report is due by 28 August each year. Penalties may apply for not lodging your annual report by the due date.

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    The Taxable payments annual report cannot be lodged and will not be accepted in formats such as photocopied forms, scanned images of forms, screen prints, spreadsheets, word processing files (for example .pdf, .doc, .xls, .jpg, .tif).

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    Lodging online

    Lodging online is a quick and secure way to meet your reporting obligation. It has the advantage of ensuring you complete the report correctly (using inbuilt checks) and providing you with an online confirmation once your report is lodged.

    To lodge online you will need:

    • an Australian business number (ABN)
    • an AUSkey or your myGov login (provided you have connected your ABN to your myGov account first via the Manage ABN Connections settings) so we can verify your identity online
    • business software that meets our specifications.

    You can lodge online through:

    • our portals – visit our Online services page to log in to the Business, Tax Agent or BAS Agent portal, and lodge using the file transfer function.

    To lodge using our portals, you need to create an electronic annual report data file using business software that meets our specifications. You then login to the portals and lodge the annual report via the file transfer function.

    • Standard Business Reporting (SBR) – businesses using SBR-enabled software, can supply the information directly from their software program. After lodging, you will receive validation and a confirmation receipt that the report has been lodged.

    Government entities cannot lodge via SBR-enabled software.

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    How to lodge your Taxable payments annual report using the ATO portals

    Lodge a paper form

    If you're a business in the building and construction industry and unable to lodge online, you can order the Taxable payments annual report form (NAT 74109) online or by phoning our publications ordering service. Don't use copies of this form you've printed or photocopied yourself – you must use the coloured forms we've printed and you've ordered from us or we have sent to you.

    Government entities cannot lodge using the paper form and must lodge online

    The paper form allows you to report up to nine contractors. If you have more than nine contractors, you will need to order more than one form.

    When completing the form:

    • check that you have entered the correct amounts at the correct labels
    • don't include cents
    • don't add zeros or any other marks in boxes that are not required.

    For example, if the total amount you paid a contractor during the year was $13,579.60, ignore the cents and show the amount as follows.

    Example of gross amount paid field on form showing $13,579.

    Only complete the Total tax withheld where ABN not quoted field if you have withheld an amount because a contractor did not provide you with their ABN. Do not include any other amounts in this field. If you did not withhold, leave this field blank.

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    Last modified: 09 May 2018QC 51597