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  • SBSCH joining ATO online services

    The Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH) will join ATO online services on 26 February 2018 and will no longer be accessible with the current user ID and password authentication.

    ATO online services gives you access to a range of tax and super services with one logon, including lodging activity statements and updating your business registration details. As a result of integrating with online services, the new SBSCH will have functionality including the ability to sort employee listings and payment by credit card.

    To enable us to effectively transfer your data across to the new system payments via BPAY or EFT must be completed prior to 3pm AEDT on 19 February 2018. You can still review and update other information within the system. If you pay employer superannuation contributions monthly, we suggest you complete your payments prior to this time.

    There will be no access to the SBSCH from Tuesday 20 February to Sunday 25 February inclusive.

    Find out how you will access the new SBSCH from Monday 26 February 2018 if you're a:

    If your tax professional uses the SBSCH on your behalf, they will continue to manage your super obligations through their online channel.

    Small business with an ABN

    The SBSCH will join the Business Portal, which is the main tool for businesses with an ABN to interact with us online. You can prepare and lodge your BAS, manage your accounts and update your business registration details.

    Secure access to these services is through either of the following authentication credentials used to identify you and your business:

    More than 100,000 users of the SBSCH have obtained an authentication solution and are ready to use the SBSCH when it joins the Business Portal.

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    Giving your employees access

    If you need to authorise someone else (such as a staff member) to use the SBSCH on behalf of your business, you can grant them authorisation using AUSkey Manager. This applies for both types of authentication credentials, Manage ABN Connections and AUSkey.

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    Managing your employees access

    To manage your employees' access and permissions for services in the Business Portal, including the SBSCH when it arrives, use Access Manager.

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    Sole trader or an individual who employs others

    For businesses without an ABN or individual employers, access to the new SBSCH will be through your myGov account linked to ATO online services.

    This includes:

    • sole traders who employ workers in their business
    • employers of people such as carers, nannies, cooks, or gardeners

    Once you have logged into myGov, and selected the ATO services link, you will go to the ATO online homepage and the SBSCH will show as one of the tiles listed.

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    Non-individual WPN holders and others unable to access our online services

    A small number of users or their authorised representatives will not be able to access the SBSCH online. This includes:

    • non-individual WPN holders including school canteens, sporting clubs, international entities and embassies
    • WPN holders who use a BAS agent
    • individual WPN holders who are represented by another person such as a family member or trustee
    • all others who are ineligible to access our online services using myGov or unable to obtain an AUSkey.

    We are putting in place a process to support your access to the SBSCH service.

    If your tax agent manages your super obligations, this can continue as they will access the SBSCH through their online channel.

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    Tax professional

    Tax professionals will be able to continue using the SBSCH on behalf of their clients when the new SBSCH joins the Tax and BAS Agent Portals on Monday 26 February 2018. The SBSCH will be located in the 'Manage Employees' menu.

    Note: BAS Agents can only use the BAS Agent Portal for clients who have an ABN, and so cannot access the SBSCH for their clients who have a WPN. You can call us on 1300 660 048 and we can process your transaction manually.

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      Last modified: 09 Feb 2018QC 53233