What is Standard Business Reporting?

Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is an Australian Government initiative to reduce the business-to-government reporting burden.

It offers South Australian payroll taxpayers a quicker and simpler way to meet payroll tax obligations with RevenueSA by using SBR enabled software.

SBR enabled software allows you to automatically create and send us selected forms online directly from your financial, accounting or payroll tax software.  

RevenueSA accept the following forms:

  • Payroll Tax Monthly Returns; and
  • Payroll Tax Annual Reconciliation.

Adoption of SBR is voluntary and no legislative changes will occur as a direct result of this initiative.

What do you need before you can lodge through SBR with RevenueSA?

  1. myGovID account;
  2. RevenueSA Online access; and
  3. SBR-enabled software.

1. myGovID account

myGovID is an authentication service that allows users to prove who they are online. It is different to your myGov account. Use your myGovID to log onto RevenueSA Online.

Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) – an authorisation service that allows users to act on behalf of a business online when linked with their myGovID. You can use your myGovID to log in to RAM.


2.  RevenueSA Online access

RevenueSA Online is our Internet based system that allows an easy, flexible and effective way for you to do business with RevenueSA.

Find out more about RevenueSA Online for payroll tax.

Before sending through your first payroll tax return form, we need to verify your identity by linking your existing RevenueSA Online username to your myGovID. This is a once-off process that will happen when you log onto RevenueSA Online once your myGovID has been activated.

When payroll tax return forms are sent through SBR from your software, RevenueSA verifies your myGovID credential and receives lodgement through our online system RevenueSA Online.

If you are authorised to use the RevenueSA Online Electronic Payment Authority (EPA) facility, you can also authorise payment or generate a payment advice via SBR.

RevenueSA Online Terms of Use

To use a myGovID account to lodge payroll tax forms via SBR (into RevenueSA Online), the RevenueSA Online Terms of Use must be accepted.

3. SBR-enabled software

If you would like to lodge any of the two payroll tax forms through your software, you will need to check with your Financial Management software provider that your software is SBR-enabled for that particular form and if necessary upgrade to the version of software that is enabled. Alternatively check the product register on the SBR website.

Intermediaries or agents lodging on behalf of a taxpayer


An Intermediary is a third party (for example, accountant, lawyer) that acts as an agent on behalf of a principal.

RevenueSA will allow an Intermediary to act on behalf of taxpayers via SBR, subject to authorisation by the taxpayer. This will allow the authorised Intermediary to use their own myGovID account when lodging on your behalf.

Will it cost me anything to use SBR?

The government will not charge for the use of the SBR facility. However, you should check with your software provider to determine if there are any additional costs to make your software SBR-enabled.

More information can be found on the SBR website.