Standard Business Reporting
Standard Business Reporting (SBR) offers a quicker and easier way for businesses to complete their government reporting requirements, freeing up valuable time for other business activities. SBR is simplifying business-to-government reporting by:
- Removing unnecessary or duplicated information from government forms;
- Using business software to automatically pre-fill forms;
- Adopting a single reporting language, based on international standards and best practice;
- Making financial reporting a by-product of natural business processes;
- Providing an electronic interface to agencies directly from business software, similar to an electronic postal system, which will also provide validation and confirm receipt of reports; and
- Providing a single secure online sign-on, AUSkey, for users to report electronically to all of the agencies involved.
From 1 July 2010, you will be able to lodge the following forms directly to us through your SBR-enabled financial, accounting or payroll software:
- Pay-roll Tax Returns - OSR WA will support the lodgements of outstanding monthly, quarterly and annual pay-roll tax returns via SBR.
From 1 July 2011, you will also be able to lodge the following forms directly to us through your financial, accounting or pay-roll software if it is SBR-enabled:
- Wage Adjustments – OSR WA will support the amendments of monthly, quarterly and annual pay-roll tax returns for any unreconciled period via SBR. Any adjustment required for a reconciled period must be advised in writing.
- Australia Wide Wages – OSR WA will support the lodgement of the Australia Wide Wages form via SBR.
Is your software SBR enabled?
Software providers have the choice of SBR-enabling any or all of the forms in scope for SBR.
If you would like to lodge any of the OSR WA forms listed above through your software, you will need to check with your software provider that it is SBR-enabled for that particular form.
Will it cost me anything to use SBR?
SBR is accessed only from your accounting, financial or payroll software, and the government has not charged any party for the use of the SBR facilities. If there is an expectation of additional payments/cost to your software provider for SBR functionality, this is a matter for each business to consider.
What do you need to do before you lodge?
You will need an AUSkey to lodge forms with us through your SBR-enabled software.
AUSkey is a single key for accessing government online services. It is common to all the government agencies participating in SBR-enabled reporting and over time will allow you to login to a range of other business-to-government websites.
We recommend registering for an AUSkey and installing it prior to using your SBR-enabled software to report to us. This ensures you are set up and ready to start SBR-enabled reporting without interruption from 1 July 2010.
Until April 2012 if you have an Australian Taxation Office digital certificate, you can use it to register for an AUSkey. See www.ato.gov.au/upgradetoauskey for details.
Alternatively, visit www.abr.gov.au/auskey to:
- Register for an AUSkey
- Learn more about AUSkey
- Find out which other government agencies accept AUSkey
Revenue Online (ROL) customers will have to associate their AUSkey with their ROL usernames to be able to lodge Pay-roll Tax returns via their SBR-enabled financial, accounting or payroll software. Find out how...
More information about SBR
Visit www.sbr.gov.au for more information about:
- The SBR program
- SBR-enabled software
- Other government agencies that are participating in SBR