• Practitioner lodgment service

    The practitioner lodgment service (PLS) is the name of our main electronic lodgment channel for tax practitioners.

    We have been working in partnership with software providers to ensure access to the electronic lodgment service (ELS) is available to be incorporated into your software as a safety net, as you transition to the practitioner lodgment service (PLS). Software providers will determine whether, or how, they plan to provide access to the safety net in their software.

    From 31 March 2017 closure of the ELS gateway will start, on a form-by-form basis. From this date, 2017 and future FBT returns can only be lodged through the PLS.

    All other forms, services and reports will remain available in the ELS, and will be progressively removed from 30 September 2017 based on discussions with software providers. This includes activity statements, client lists and client updates. We will let you know when we plan to remove any of these other services.

    If you have not already started using the PLS, your software provider will let you know when they expect to make this software available to you, and what you need to do to make the transition.

    The transition involves 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.

    PLS lays the foundation for significant future opportunities for more services to be provided through your software to improve how you prepare and lodge returns, activity statements and schedules with us.

    Support for the PLS

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    Last modified: 06 Mar 2017QC 43905