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When you've got all the data entered in the activity statement, you need to go through different statuses to approve the activity statement.

Approving an activity statement is the same as completing the activity statement AE/AO.

  1. Validate—Check the activity statement against the ATO's records.
  2. Review—Get the activity statement reviewed by someone in your practice.
  3. Approve—When all the information is correct, approve the activity statement. This will lock the activity statement and ready for your client's signature.

  4. Download—Download a pdf copy of the activity statement.


To validate an activity statement

To validate, the status of the activity statement needs to be In review or In progress.

  1. On the top right of the activity statementpage, click Validate. The data is checked against the ATO records and rules.
  2. If you see an error or warning message at the top of the page, use the information in the message to fix the issue.

    If there are multiple errors or warnings, use Show all, Previous and Next to see the other errors and warnings.

To review an activity statement
  1. On the top right of an Activity statement, click Send for review. The status changes to In Review.

    The status changes to help you know where you are in the workflow. It doesn't send anything for review, you actually need to ask someone to review it.

  2. Ask someone in your practice to review the activity statement.

To approve an activity statement

When you approve a activity statement, it's locked and you can't make any more changes.

  1. Review the data in the activity statement

  2. To request changes:

    1. Click Send for rework. The status changes to In Progress.

    2. Ask someone in the practice to make the changes.

    3. Review the changes.

  3. To approve the data, click Approve all. The status changes to Ready for client review.

To download a pdf copy of the activity statement

When the activity statement is the Ready for client review status, you'll be able to download a pdf copy.

  1. At the right of the activity statement, click the Download documents drop-down and select Activity statement. A pdf copy will open in a new browser tab.