File transfer

With file transfer you can:

  • lodge a range of reports quickly and securely through our online portals
  • send large files and multiple files as a single compressed file
  • test your files for errors before lodging.

What you need:

  • an online security credential – either AUSkey or Manage ABN Connections (set up in myGov) – to log in to an ATO portal  
    • which reports you can lodge depend on your permissions
  • business management software to generate your reports in a supported file format.

How to use file transfer:

After you submit your file:

  • receipt of your file will be confirmed and it will be validated for errors
  • you'll be notified by email when the file has been validated (if you've chosen this option)
  • select File transfer > File status to view the validation report, which will show that your file has been:  
    • successfully tested or lodged
    • completed with warnings
    • rejected with errors.

See also:

    Last modified: 06 Jul 2016QC 26853