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  • Confirmation of lodgment (transmission response)

    Learn about confirmation, error and warning message, along with lodgment reference numbers, and transaction and response times.

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    Confirmation, error or warning message

    When you lodge through the PLS you should receive one of the following:

    • confirmation the lodgment has been accepted
    • an error message if it has been rejected.

    You may also receive warning messages. These are informative only and won't prevent lodgment.

    The PLS uses real-time validation checking; this means that for every tax return, activity statement or form you lodge, you will receive a message.

    For more information on how transmissions are recorded in your software, contact your digital service provider.

    See Transaction and response times.

    Lodgment reference number

    Lodgment reference responses will vary among software packages. Contact your digital service provider for details for your software package.

    Transaction and response times

    Transaction and response times in the PLS may vary depending on:

    • your software
    • your internet connection
    • the number of lodgments or requests being submitted.

    Complex forms and large batches may take longer to lodge.

      Last modified: 23 Mar 2023QC 49409