06 Apr 11 ELS amendments for FBT returns from 1 July 2011
The ATO advises that from 1 July 2011, agents will be able to use the electronic lodgment service (ELS) to lodge amendments to their FBT returns for the 2011 year onwards.
Software providers may have already provided the amendment functionality; however, amendments to 2011 FBT returns can only be lodged through ELS from 1 July 2011. If agents try to lodge a 2011 FBT return amendment before this date they will receive validation error V2428.
If an agent needs to lodge an amendment for a 2011 FBT return before 1 July 2011, they must lodge a paper amendment request.
However, the ATO also advises that from 1 April 2011, agents will be able to use ELS to lodge FBT 2011 returns.