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Completing an activity statement

When you've entered all the data 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.


Check the activity statement against the ATO's records.

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

  1. On the top right of the activity statement page, 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.


Get the activity statement reviewed by someone in your practice.

You can add comments to the activity statement before sending it for review.

  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.


When all the information is correct, approve the activity statement. This will lock the activity statement and it is ready for your client's signature.

  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.


Download a pdf copy of the activity statement.

When the activity statement is in 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.