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Data validation and troubleshooting

Last updated 13 November 2023

Your software examines your data for errors and won't allow the data to be transmitted until you have corrected it.

Partially completing a form
The ability to partially complete a form will depend on your software package.

Pre-lodge checks (validation of forms)
Pre-lodge checks confirm details and discrepancies before you lodge. Your software may call this a validation check.

Interactive check
The interactive check is an enhanced pre-lodge check of activity statements and individual tax returns.

Common lodgment mistakes and tips
Explains how to avoid simple errors on returns that can delay the issue of assessments to your clients.

What to do before phoning us or your digital service provider.

PLS errors
Lists the key PLS errors along with the recommended action to take.