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Reckon Accounts Hosted and AUSKey in the Cloud
ID: 5414 Category: Reckon Accounts Hosted (previously QuickBooks Hosted) Status: Resolved Views: 920


How do I configure Reckon Accounts Hosted and GovConnect to use the new “AUSKey in the Cloud” rather than the traditional AUSKey file?


Register the Reckon Software ID with your AUSKey on the AUSKey Access Manager website.


The Issue

The ATO has introduced a new cloud software authentication requirement ("AUSkey in the Cloud”) for lodging BAS and Payment Summaries for submissions after the 31st of March 2016.

This new system works on you getting a Software ID from your Cloud product and registering it with your AUSKey.



(You can watch a video of the process here.)

  1. Login to Hosted and open your company file;

  2. Go to Company > Company Information

  3. Below the Company Identification field is the unique Software ID for this company file;

  4. Copy this number – you will need to enter this number to your AUSKey.

  5. Go to the SBR website and login to Access Manager with your Administrator AUSkey:

    1. Select My Hosted SBR Software Services;

    2. Select Notify the ATO of your hosted service;

    3. Search for Reckon and then select the ABN link

    4. Enter your Software ID you noted earlier and click Next;

    5. Read the Notification Statement and select Save.  (A green success message will appear to confirm your notification.) 

If you have more than one reporting business, you must make a notification for each ABN.

Now delete your AUSkey – the keystore.xml file - off your Hosted Q drive. 

To submit your return, launch GovConnect and import your form.  Your Software ID will be part of the import.  The ATO will match this Software ID to your registered Software ID and accept your submission.


Additional Information

For more information about the new system for cloud-based software, visit the ATO website at: https://www.ato.gov.au/General/Gen/Cloud-software-authentication-and-authorisation/


Need more help?

Ask the Reckon Community at: https://community.reckon.com.au/reckon. 

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Submitted: 11/05/2016 Modified: 10/11/2017

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