This page contains information and artefacts for Software Developers who have or are interested in developing web services that enable an Employer to fulfil their reporting obligations to the ATO.

The web services deployed to date are:

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The ATO provides a number of common artefacts and reference documents to support DSPs (such as the ATO Service Registry and the ATO Service Support Versioning Strategy). These can be found here.

Employee Withholding and Super Notification Details (EMPWTHSPRDTL)

Employee Withholding and Super Notification Details (EMPWTHSPRDTL) service allow employers (or their business intermediaries) to retrieve their employees’ TFN declaration and choice of super fund details which have been submitted via ATO Online.

EMPWTHSPRDTL.0002 (2018)

Name Version number Status Size Published date
ATO EMPWTHSPRDTL.0002 2018 Package v1.0 Contents (DOCX) 1.0 Final 236KB 6 December 2018
ATO EMPWTHSPRDTL.0002 2018 Package v1.0 (ZIP) 1.0 Final 712KB 6 December 2018

Payment Summaries (PS)

In 2023, the ATO is looking to migrate the PS wholesale service from SBR Core Services to another platform. The PS 2018 version will remain as is until consultation has occurred. For those DSPs on deprecated services, it is recommended that you remain consuming older wholesale services until a formal solution is communicated.

PS.0005 (2018)

Name Version Number Status Size Published date
ATO PS.0005.2018 Package v1.1 Contents (DOCX) 1.1 Final 211KB 20 May 2021
ATO PS.0005.2018 Package v1.1 (ZIP) 1.1 Final 14.1MB 20 May 2021

Payroll Event (PAYEVNT)

Payroll Event (PAYEVNT) services provide employers or their registered intermediary the ability to meet their Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting obligations to the ATO.

Payroll Event (PAYEVNT) now includes guidance on the STP Adjust action, which is an optional 
action that allows the employer or their intermediary to report corrections to employer (payer) period totals previously reported. Corrections reported via an adjust action will increase or decrease the employer-level gross payments amount (W1) and withholding figures (W2) for a PAYG withholding period.

DSPs will need to demonstrate they have tested against both the submit and update service actions, and where applicable, the adjust action.

Payevent List (PAYEVNTRECON) is an optional STP service that provides employers or their intermediary with the ability to retrieve a list of successfully lodged pay events from the ATO and a summary of related payer totals (where applicable).

PAYEVNTRECON.0001 (2023)

Name Version number Status Size Published date
ATO PAYEVNTRECON.0001 2023 Package v1.2 Contents (DOCX) 1.2 Final 202KB 18 April 2024
ATO PAYEVNTRECON.0001 2023 Package v1.2 (ZIP) 1.2 Final 180KB 18 April 2024
ATO PAYEVNTRECON.0001 2023 Business Implementation Guide (DOCX) 1.1 Final 127KB 18 April 2024

PAYEVNT.0004 (2020)

Name Version number Status Size Published date
ATO PAYEVNT.0004 2020 Package v1.9 Contents (DOCX) 1.9 Final 211KB 16 November 2023
ATO PAYEVNT.0004 2020 Package v1.9 (ZIP) 1.9 Final 3.2MB 16 November 2023
ATO PAYEVNT.0004 2020 Business Implementation Guide (DOCX) 1.4 Final 4.74MB 29 August 2023

Tax File Number Declaration (TFND)

The Tax File Number Declaration (TFND) allows for the lodgment of a tax file number declaration/s by an employer or their intermediary.

TFND.0005 (2019)

Name Version number Status Size Published date
ATO TFND.0005 2019 Package v1.0 Contents (DOCX) 1.0 Final 226KB 18 April 2019
ATO TFND.0005 2019 Package v1.0 (ZIP) 1.0 Final 854KB 18 April 2019

Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR)

The Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) provides business or their intermediary the ability to report payments made to contractors for providing certain services. The TPAR also provides Government entities or their intermediary the ability to report payments made wholly or partly to entities for providing services and/or grants paid to people or organisations with an ABN. The service caters for lodgments from the 2012/13 financial year and forward.

TPAR.0003 (2021)

Name Version number Status Size Published date
ATO TPAR.0003 2021 Package v1.0 Contents (DOCX) 1.0 Final 218KB 20 May 2021
ATO TPAR.0003 2021 Package v1.0 (ZIP) 1.0 Final 1.08MB 20 May 2021
ATO TPAR.0003 2021 Business Implementation Guide (DOCX) 1.0 Final 158KB 29 September 2022

SBR ebMS3 webservices artefacts

The Australian Taxation Office has developed an ebMS/AS4 implementation extending on the SBR initiative to simplify Business to Government reporting obligations and aligning with the messaging standards chosen for Superannuation Reform. While this implementation replaces the existing SBR message wrapping, it does not replace the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) body provided in SBR web services, in fact the ATO implementation of the new system reuses the existing SBR XBRL message body for the majority of the services provided in the new format.

The following information describes how to implement web services consuming the ebMS3/AS4 messaging standard (SBR ebMS3). 

  • SBR ebMS3 web service implementation guide

    The SBR ebMS3 web service implementation guide (WIG) describes common technical components and services that are re-used by all business services. The common services include whole of government gateways that expose services and supports the protocol for message exchange, standard message types, standard response time service levels, standard message structures, a security token service, and a standardised approach to handling business error conditions and transport exceptions.



    There is a separate SBR Core Services WIG. 
  • SBR ebMS3 software developer kit guide

    The SBR ebMS3 software developer kit (SDK) guide identifies the key components and functionality that comprise the SDK solution. Some of these components are re-used from the previously released SBR Core Services SDK and hence the reader is pointed to the reference for existing documentation. For the new components, this document will outline the usage details and the API specification (where applicable).

     
Name Version number Status Size Published date
SBR ebMS3 Web Services Implementation-Guide (DOCX) 1.7 Final 1.96MB 14 December 2017
SBR ebMS3 SDK Developer Guide (DOCX) 1.4 Final 1.87MB 13 August 2020
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