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Friday, 21 July 2017

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has changed validation procedures in the Practitioner Lodgement Service.
The ATO said that “A significant change from the electronic lodgment service (ELS) validation process is that you no longer need a validation number. This is because lodgments made through the PLS are updated on the client record in the portal almost immediately. This lets you check the status of the lodgment on the same day.”

The ATO said “The practitioner lodgment service (PLS) checks the details of every tax return, activity statement or form at the time of lodgment. This means you will receive a message for each form letting you know if the lodgment has been accepted or not.

“When a form has missing or incorrect information the message you receive lets you know what to correct. Making these corrections at the time of lodgment will prevent processing delays for these errors.

“In some cases when lodging complex forms and large batches, it may take a little longer to lodge. Transaction and response times can vary depending on the number of lodgments submitted, your internet connection and software used.

“A validation report number is not needed.” It said that when contacting it about a lodgment in the PLS Agents can use a client identifier such as a TFN or ABN.

 

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ATO: Validating lodgments in the PLS

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