• How do I provide further information on the portal?

    Log into the homepage of the Business Portal and follow these steps:

    1. Select Online forms. The Online forms screen will be displayed. This screen displays a list of available online forms.
    2. Select Private rulings and objections. The Private rulings and objections screen will be displayed. This screen displays the steps required to prepare and submit a private ruling application or objection.
    You must complete the online form in one session. There is no save facility.
    1. Select the Submit further information link displayed on the screen. The Further information screen will be displayed. This screen allows you to enter a portal receipt number or an ATO reference number for a previously lodged private ruling application or objection. Enter the:
      • portal receipt number if the private ruling application or objection was submitted using the portal
      • last seven digits of the reference number from any related ATO correspondence if the private ruling application or objection was sent by another method.
       
    2. Select the Next button. The Further information – applicant details screen will be displayed. This screen displays the business and contact details of the previously lodged private ruling application or objection matching the portal receipt number you entered.
    3. If you entered a portal receipt number, examine all the details displayed to determine whether they accurately reflect the original private ruling or objection. If you have entered the incorrect receipt number and the details displayed are not correct, select the Back button. You will be taken to the previous screen where you can re-enter the receipt number.
    4. Select the Next button. The Further information – details screen will be displayed. This screen allows you to provide us with further information in the area provided and/or attach one or more files.
    5. Enter the details you wish to provide in the text box. Maximum length is 4,000 characters. You can directly enter your own information or copy and paste the details from your own document.
    6. To attach a file from your computer, follow the steps and attachment guidelines listed below.
      • Select the Browse button to view the files available. The Choose file window will be displayed.
      • Select the relevant file from your computer.
      • Select the Open button. The selected file is displayed in the File attachment field.
      • Select the Attach button. The selected file will appear in the Attached files box.
      • Continue with this process until you have attached all the files you need.
       

    Attachment guidelines  

    • There is a limit of six attachments per submission.
    • Each attachment can be no larger than 3.7MB.
    • Acceptable file types are .doc, .pdf, .rtf, .xls, .tif, .jpg, .zip, .bmp, .mpp, .ppt, .png, and gif.
    • If scanning text, use black and white settings at 72 dpi.
    • If scanning images, use black and white settings at 200 dpi.
     
    1. To remove a file from the list, select the checkbox beside the file name you wish to remove and select the Remove files button.
    2. Select the Next button. To submit, you will need to sign your transaction using your digital signature.
    You will need to use the credential you logged in with.
    1. When you have submitted your transaction, the Transaction completed screen is displayed.

     


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