Show download pdf controls
  • Supported files

    Find out about:

    Statements and reports you can lodge

    The following statements and reports can be tested and lodged using file transfer:

    • Payment summary annual report (also known as EMPDUPE)
    • TFN declarations
    • Taxable payments annual report
    • Employee share scheme report (ESS)
    • Annual investment income report (AIIR)
    • Quarterly TFN and ABN report (QTFN)
    • Superannuation member contributions statement (MCS)
    • Super TFN Integrity Check (SuperTICK)
    • Employer TFN Integrity Check (ETICK)
    • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) report
    • Private health insurance report (PHIR)
    • Real property transfer report (RPTR)
    • Country by country report (CbC)
    • Transfer balance account report (TBAR).

    Corrected TFN/ABN return files sent in response to AIIR and QTFN lodgments are made available through our portals.

    File format

    To lodge a statement or report electronically you need to create a file from your software in a format and version supported by our systems.

    Most business bookkeeping and payroll software can produce files in the required format. The Australian Business Software Industry Association (ABSIA) product catalogueExternal Link lists the commercial software products that meet our requirements. If you need help generating the file from your software, contact your software developer.

    If you've previously lodged these files through the electronic commerce interface (ECI) you can lodge them using file transfer.

    You can't lodge scanned images or forms, screen prints, spreadsheets or word processing files (for example .pdf, .doc, .xls, .jpg, .tif) through file transfer.

    When you submit your file to us, it will be validated to ensure that it complies with the electronic reporting specifications, sometimes referred to as 'flat file' or 'fixed record length' format. Files in XBRL file format, such as the Super TFN Integrity Check, will be validated to ensure they comply with the Message Implementation Guide.

    Software specifications for statements or reports

    Statement or report

    Specification your software must comply with

    Taxable payments annual report

    Versions 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2 (Version 2.0.0 accepted for 2018 and future years)

    Payment summary annual report (also known as EMPDUPE)

    Versions 9, 10, 11 and 12

    TFN declarations

    Version 2.3.1 and 3

    Quarterly TFN and ABN report

    Version 6.2

    Annual investment income report (AIIR)

    Version 10.0.2 and 11.0.1

    Superannuation member contributions statement (MCS)

    Version 10.1.1

    Employee share scheme report (ESS)

    Version 2

    Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act report (FATCA)

    Version 2

    Private health insurance report

    Version 3

    Real property transfer report

    Version 1.0.1

    Country by country report

    Version 1

    Transfer balance account report

    Version 1.0.1

    Test facility for software developers

    Software developers can use our file transfer test facility to validate and test files.

    See also:

      Last modified: 08 Nov 2017QC 26853