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  • File transfer

    The file transfer function allows businesses and tax professionals to lodge electronic files securely through ATO portals and in Online services for agents.

    With file transfer you can:

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

    What you need:

    • business management software to generate your reports in a supported file format
    • a secure online credential, either
      • myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM)
      • AUSkey
      • Manage ABN Connections (your ABN connected to your myGov account).

    From 1 April 2020, myGovID and RAM will replace AUSkey and Manage ABN connections.

    Note: The reports that you can lodge depend on your permissions.

    How to use file transfer

    To use file transfer:

    After you submit your file:

    • a 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)
    • in portals, select File transfer File status and select the link to download the validation report
    • in Online services for agents, select Reports and forms then File transfer and select the dropdown arrow against the submitted file to view the validation report, which will show that your file has been
      • successfully tested or lodged
      • completed with warnings
      • rejected with errors.

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      Last modified: 28 Oct 2019QC 26853