• File transfer

    The File transfer function allows you to lodge and test selected files that have been prepared and generated from your software.

    You cannot lodge scanned images or forms, screen prints, spreadsheets and word processing files, for example .pdf, .doc, .xls, .jpg, .tif, using the file transfer function on our portals.

    Before transmitting files to us, you must first prepare the file generated from your software to ensure that is in a supported format and version compatible with our systems.

    If you need help generating the file from your software, contact your software provider.

    For a list of commercial software products and product specifications that meet our requirements, refer to our product register on the Software developers homepage.

    About the file transfer function

    From the Lodge file screen you can:

    •  see the reports you are authorised to test and lodge
    •  submit a test file - it validates the file and checks for errors, but the file will not be lodged
    •  lodge a file - to send a file to us, which will be validated and lodged if no errors are detected
    •  browse from your computer and select a file to lodge, which must have been prepared and generated from your software
    •  choose to receive or not receive an email notification when a validation report or file is available to download
    •  add, update or delete an email address for notification
    •  declare the information is true and correct.

    The File status - in progress screen will display after the file is uploaded and indicates it is in the process of being validated for correct file type and authorisation. The file will not be lodged if errors are detected. Once the file upload process is completed, a file reference number is provided.

    The File status screen allows you to:

    • view file details including:
      • file type
      • file name
      • the status
      • ATO reference
      • a link to the downloadable validation report either for files submitted to test or lodge or a link to the downloadable file for files we have made available
       
    •  filter your file results by:
      • file type
      • file name
      • period during which the file was submitted or made available
      • supplier Australian business number (ABN) contained in the file status
      • status or ATO reference
       
    •  sort your file results by date
    •  refresh the screen to update the results of any file validations or lodgments.
    To use File transfer, standard AUSkey users must have been given functional authorisation through Access Manager (AM).
    For more information, refer to: 

    How do I use file transfer?  

    File transfer

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