In a broadcast message sent to tax agents on 4 April 2013 the ATO advised that its new File transfer function is now available on the Portals.
Agents can now use the File transfer function on the Portal to lodge:
- Payment summary annual reports
- TFN declarations.
Agents can also send the new Taxable payments annual report to the ATO in test mode. The ATO encourages agents to do this so they have time to fix any issues with format compatibility or data quality before the reports need to be lodged. Agents will be able to lodge these reports from July 2013.
A similar function is available on the BAS Agent Portal.