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Lodging forms using the practitioner lodgment service (PLS)

What you need to know:

The ATO is decommissioning AUSkey on 27 March 2020. See AUSkey decommissioning on the ATO website for more details.
  • If you’re using Lodgment Manager to lodge, you don’t need to do anything.
  • If you're using AUSkey Authentication to lodge, you can’t lodge after 27 March 2020. Talk to your client manager about how to upgrade your practice.

    Have any questions? Contact us.

The Practitioner Lodgment Service (PLS) is a framework for lodgment of forms to the ATO.

In MYOB AO, lodgment is done via the Lodgment Manager. For more information, see Lodging using Lodgment Manager.

Which lodgment system do I use? (AE)

If you have a tax database that is not integrated into MYOB Accountants Enterprise (Practice Manager):


The installation process automatically detects your environment to determine which solution is best for you.

When your practice uses multiple databases (AE)

If your practice uses multiple databases, and a tax database is not integrated into MYOB Accountants Enterprise (Practice Manager), you will use both lodgment methods.

  • For the non-integrated tax database, you will be lodging returns inside Tax using AUSkey.

  • For other tax databases, you will lodge returns using Lodgment Manager.

How do I set up for PLS lodgment?

If you are using AUSkey in MYOB AE, see AUSkey setup. This page has information on:

  • Types of AUSkeys

  • Enabling AUSkey for your practice

  • Adding an AUSkey to an agent

  • Security settings for AUSkeys.

If you are using CloudAuth in MYOB AE, or you’re using MYOB AO / Series 6 & 8, see Lodgment manager setup. This page contains information on the CloudAuth onboarding process and steps on how to register multiple ABNs.


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