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File transfer

Last updated 3 October 2023

Explains how to use this function to lodge and view a range of reports and files.

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.

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.

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