28 Jan 1111 On ELS validation reportsMEMBER 5 writes:
"According to the ATO even if a tax return is lodged using ELS and a validation report is received at the time it will not show on the Portal as lodged until it is actually processed - which as we know can take several weeks.
This appears to be a change (improvement?) from previous but ATO ELS are unable to explain why the change.
We have now had to implement a procedure whereby we check from the validation report to the portal in say two weeks time to ensure that the return has actually got there.
We only found this out because we had two ELS batches which apparently were 'stuck' in the ATO system and were only processed because we followed up."