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F.A.Q - Elite Tax Lodgment



My AUSKey has expired how do I fix this? 

Take a look at our AUSKey management article which discusses the expiration of your AUSKey KA-02176

I get a validation error, what do I do now? 

Review the error in the validation log and correct any information specified. If it still fails contact support with a screenshot of the error and details of the return. 

How do I lodge returns 2016 and older?

For returns 2016 and older the ATO allow these to be lodged via ELS, you will need to have your old ELS setup details in place. Go to Communications setup for Tax Agent enter the follow details: 

  • ELS registration number
  • ATO access codes 1 & 2
  • DIS 
  • User ID & Password

Activity Statements

What is Simpler BAS? 

From 1 July 2017, Simpler BAS is the default reporting method for small businesses with a GST turnover of less than $10 million. They have less GST information to report on their BAS. Small businesses only need to report: G1 Total sales.

How do I create a Simpler BAS? 

Go to Select Job Type screen select the Activity Statement Form (AS) then on the GST screen select Simpler BAS option. 

Which fields do I fill in for Simpler BAS? 

The Simpler BAS reporting method only allows for the disclosure of labels 

  • G1
  • 1A
  • 1B

Why can't I see fields 1A and 1B?

The GST screen is now extended, you will need to scroll further down the screen to see this information

I can't find the GST Calculation worksheet, where has it gone?

Under Simpler BAS the GST calculation worksheet is no longer required

Can I lodge an Activity Statement with only a Tax Payers WPN? 

No. Currently the SBR specifications from the ATO require either a Tax File Number (TFN) or an Australian Business Number (ABN) for the taxpayer in order to lodge an Activity Statement.

What does This form type has been discontinued mean?

As the cut off date for BAS/IAS forms in ELS was the 31st March, any outstanding forms need to be created using the new SBR Activity Statement module. All ELS BAS/IAS forms are still able to be viewed for historical purposes, but cannot be lodged using the old form.

How do I enter Fuel Tax Credits in Activity Statements?

Fuel Tax Credits can be entered on form types U,V,X,Y,Z. See KA-02208 for further information

What does this rejection message mean? 

CMN.ATO.AS.EM200 refers to incorrect labels filled out, see KA-02194 for more details

What are the Simpler BAS rejection codes? 

We list out the common Simpler BAS rejection codes, their cause and solutions - KA-02228

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