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If you are hiring an agent to lodge your tax return, then he/she may lodge your tax return electronically. Your agent may lodge tax returns and fringe benefits tax returns electronically through electronic lodgement service (ELS) enabled software or Standard Business Reporting (SBR) enabled software.
ELS is an electronic online system that enables registered tax agents to lodge income tax returns and other forms, as well as create reports to assist with managing workloads. Benefits of registering and using the ELS include:
Standard Business Reporting (SBR) will replace the electronic lodgement service (ELS). To ensure tax professionals have access to a reliable electronic lodgement service, ATO will extend the transition period and maintain ELS until 31 March 2017.