As a user of EDS, you may have a large number of return items you need to lodge at once. If this is the case, you can use the bulk upload function to pre-populate your return for review and submission.
Once you have clicked ‘Lodge’ for the type of return you wish to lodge, click the 'Bulk upload' button in the top right of the screen, then click ‘Download Template’.
This downloads an Excel spreadsheet with columns named the same as the fields in EDS. Open the spreadsheet and fill out a line for each item in your return.
Once you have completed this, save the spreadsheet with a new name, then click the 'Bulk upload' button again in EDS. Click the ‘Upload template’ button and select the spreadsheet from the relevant file location, then click ‘Open’.
This will automatically populate sections of the return. You are able to check and edit the details of each section before you submit the return.
Pro-tip 1: Bulk upload templates can also be found here.
Pro-tip 2: The template may be used by others in your organisation to add information prior to upload by the organisation's designated representative or agent. Do not change, add or remove any of the spreadsheet columns or wording, otherwise the template will not upload properly.