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  • Practitioner lodgment service

    The practitioner lodgment service (PLS) is our main electronic lodgment channel for tax practitioners and is gradually replacing the electronic lodgment service (ELS).

    Not only will the PLS lay the foundation for future enhanced services in your software, it will also improve how you currently prepare and lodge returns, activity statements and schedules with us.

    Lodging through the PLS

    The PLS is now the only electronic lodgment channel you can lodge your clients' 2017:

    • individual tax returns
    • company tax returns
    • trust tax returns
    • self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) annual returns
    • fund income tax returns
    • partnership returns
    • fringe benefits tax returns.

    All other forms, services and reports will be progressively removed from the ELS based on our discussions with digital service providers. These include activity statements, client lists and client updates. We'll let you know when we plan to remove any other services.

    Watch our video about transitioning to the PLS:

    Media: Transitioning to the Practitioner lodgment service (PLS)
    http://tv.ato.gov.au/ato-tv/media?v=bd1bdiunnu61f5External Link (Duration: 1:59)

    The transition to the PLS is about making your software Standard Business ReportingExternal Link (SBR) enabled. SBR is built into business and accounting software, and incorporates standard terms used in government legislation and reporting.

    We are working in partnership with digital service providers to ensure they can deliver the PLS in your software. We have agreed milestones to gradually make forms available to you in the PLS.

    Your digital service provider will let you know what you need to do to make the transition to PLS

    Support for the PLS

    Access the following resources for further support for the PLS:

    See also:

    Last modified: 03 Apr 2018QC 43905