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  • CRT Alert 041/2018

    24 April 2018

    MAAS default data guidance

    In your foundation data upload and ongoing reporting, there may be a small number of members for whom you don't hold all mandatory data.  

    In such cases you should follow the conventions described in SuperStream guidance note 22. This will ensure MAAS reporting aligns with current business-to-business transaction data requirements, removing the need for additional system builds.

    While we will accept these default values, accurate and complete data will increase the chances of the ATO matching data to an individual.

    If you do not hold complete data, use the following default data.

    Date of Birth (DOB)

    Whether or not you're reporting using a TFN, if you don't know the member’s complete DOB you must report the default DOB of 01/01/1900 (as described in SuperStream guidance note 22).

    Address

    When reporting a non-closed account and no TFN, if you don't know the member’s complete address you must report a default address as described in SuperStream guidance note 22.

    In all other cases – that is, when reporting a closed account or reporting a non-closed account with a TFN – if you don't know the member's complete address you can report either the partial address (that meets the validation rules), a default address (as described in SuperStream guidance note 22), or no address details.

    Note - the URL title for this CRT alert was changed to remove the words 'foundation data'.

    Next step:

    • Download SuperStream guidance note 22 – Default values for mandatory fields when data is unavailable by visiting the SSTC GuidanceExternal Link page on the software developers' homepage and scrolling to G022.
      Last modified: 26 Apr 2018QC 55184