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  • Getting access and setting permissions

    Explains what to do before you start, including having SBR-enabled software and Access Manager and possibly myGovID.

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    Before you start

    Before you start using the PLS, you will need:

    You will also need to set permissions through Access Manager.

    SBR-enabled software

    Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is a standardised approach to online or digital record-keeping that simplifies business reporting obligations. SBR is built into many business and accounting software packages, making them 'SBR-enabled'.

    To find out how to get SBR-enabled softwareExternal Link, including upgrades and installation, talk to your technology adviser or digital service provider.

    Access requirements for SBR-enabled software

    The access requirements for SBR-enabled software are different depending on whether you have desktop or hosted (cloud-based) software.

    PLS authentication outlines the differences and requirements for online (cloud-based) software and desktop software users.


    myGovID – a digital identity credential unique to you – is the new, easy and secure way to prove who you are online.

    Unable to log in or verify your myGovID?

    If you can't log in using your myGovID:

    See How to set up a myGovIDExternal Link.

    Access Manager

    With Access Manager, you can decide who has access to ATO online services on behalf of your business and what level of access they have.

      Last modified: 26 May 2023QC 49409