What is the Payment Times Reporting Scheme?

The Payment Times Reporting Scheme (PTRS), effective 1 January 2021 requires businesses and government enterprises with an annual total income of over $100 million to biannually report on their payment terms and practices for their small business suppliers. These reports will then be made publicly available via the Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources PTRS website.

What information do I have to provide?

Depending on your financial year end, most organisations will need to submit their first report covering January to June 2021, and submit by September 30, 2021.

The main reporting requirements include:

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For 2 Reporting Entities

Price per report.




*Excludes one off data set up charges

For 10 Reporting Entities

Price per report.




*Excludes one off data set up charges

For 20 Reporting Entities

Price per report.




*Excludes one off data set up charges


  • The proportion of invoices paid to small businesses paid within 20 days, between 21-30 days, 31-60 days etc (by invoice value and number of invoices)
  • Percentage of total spend that is paid to small businesses
  • The range of payment terms offered to small businesses
  • Details of any specific payment arrangements with small businesses
  • How supply chain finance is used

Key questions to prepare for the Payment Times Reporting Scheme

  • Does your accounting software have the date of receipt for each invoice you process?
  • Do you have ABNs for every supplier in your supplier master file?
  • Has your organisation registered for the PTRS via the Government’s online portal?
  • How many of your suppliers have supply chain finance, settlement discount or any other early payment discounts?
  • Do you know how many entities within your organisation need to report on the PTRS?

Identify and resolve late-paid invoices

Profectus Delta BI will provide detailed exception reporting so you can understand what transactions are distorting your payment benchmarks.

Streamline the report approval process

Receive a Board paper template to assist with your internal PTRS signoff, covering key report highlights and observations of your payment times report.

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