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 06 December 2018
ATO EMPWTHSPRDTL.0002 2018 Package v1.0.zip 1.0 Final 712KB 06 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.

DSPs will need to demonstrate they have tested against both the submit and update service actions.

PAYEVNT.0004 (2020)

Name Version number Status Size Published date
ATO PAYEVNT.0004 2020 Package v1.5 Contents.docx 1.5 Final 216KB 27 October 2022
ATO PAYEVNT.0004 2020 Package v1.5.zip 1.5 Final 2.58MB 27 October 2022
ATO PAYEVNT.0004 2020 Business Implementation Guide 1.2 Final 5.89MB 7 May 2021

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
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Last updated: 15 December 2022
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Employer Obligations (EO)