Edited versions are now available in the ATO Legal database

about 1 month ago
Edited versions (EVs) are private rulings which we make available publicly, once confidential information (such as names of persons or entities concerned) is removed. EVs ensure transparency of our decision making and assist you in deciding whether to lodge a private ruling request, and what to include in your application.

EVs have traditionally been available from the Register of Private Binding Rulings. However, we’ve heard your feedback that they can be difficult to search for in the Register, which is why they are now available in the ATO Legal database.

Making EVs available in the Legal database provides you a vastly improved search function and client experience through a superior search engine. It also means EVs are now available alongside other advice and guidance products, such as tax determinations and rulings, so you can search for EVs and other advice and guidance products in one place. Edited versions will be available in the Register to ensure continuity while we consult on these changes.

To further improve your experience by ensuring that any search results are useful and relevant, EVs have been:

  • Archived if more than four years old (these are still available through a search of archived content), and

  • Removed if more than ten years old.

Read more about the EV move on ato.gov.au.

We want your feedback
We invite you to provide feedback on the the relocation and archiving and removal of aged EVs via the confidential online feedback form. Closing date for submissions is 28 February 2018.