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  • File transfer

    From this function you can lodge and view a range of reports and files.

    You can send large files or send multiple files as a single compressed file and you can test the file for errors before lodging.

    See Supported files for a list of reports you can lodge.

    Note: Only files that have been prepared and generated from software in a format and version supported by our systems will be accepted. Scanned images of forms, screen prints, spreadsheets or word processing files aren't accepted.

    To view reports or files:

    • select Reports and forms then File transfer
      • the date received, supplier ABN, file name and status of your submitted files will display
    • to view a list of the reports and files you have permissions for select the drop-down menu next to What files can I lodge here?
    • select Filter to refine by
      • date range
      • file type
      • file name
      • supplier ABN
      • status
      • ATO reference. 

    To submit a report or file:

    • select Reports and forms then File transfer
    • select Lodge
    • select Test or Lodge
    • select Attach, and browse to find the file to submit
    • select if you want to be notified by email when the validation report is available. If so, enter your preferred email address
    • select the Declaration to lodge a report. This option is only available for reports.
    • select Submit.

    When a file is submitted, it is validated for compatibility and file content. A summary of the file or report submitted, including any errors or warnings will be available. To view this validation report:

    • select Reports and forms then File transfer
    • select the drop-down menu next to the lodged file in Reports
    • select the link to download the validation report
    • review the validation report and correct the file or report before re-submitting.
      Last modified: 24 Apr 2023QC 54079