Guidance for tax agents to complete granular data in 2019–20 tax return schedules

June 11, 2020
The ATO’s granular data capability has been expanded to include additional schedules for 2019–20 individual tax returns. Your experience of these changes will depend on your software.

The ATO has produced guidance on the level of detail you will be required to include for the income details, deduction and multi-property rental schedules.

With the full implementation of the suite of granular data changes for 2020, the ATO has replaced the following schedules and will no longer accept them for 2019–20 and later returns:

  • Work-related expense (WRE) schedule (Schedule W) – replaced by the deduction schedule
  • Rental schedule – replaced by the multi-property rental schedule (individual tax return only)
  • Individual PAYG payment summary schedule (2020 returns and later) – replaced by income details schedule.
Any information previously collected on the WRE schedule and not covered by the new deduction schedule will now only be requested separately as part of an audit or review process.