Several years ago the ATO stopped supporting their E-Record tax recording system. It was very popular with sole traders and small businesses and is still used today (Several of my clients still swear by it), though it's getting harder to find download sources online.
I've archived a working copy here - this is the 32 bit windows version. Unfortunately the macOS version is no longer compatible with the modern macOS operating system and just doesn't work.
Download ATO E-Record Tax Software for Windows
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2020 Update: Extras tips for getting eRecord Running on Windows 10
I've had a couple of enquiries about getting eRecord running under Windows 10 in 2020. Here's what we've found.
Issue 1: eRecord won't open and Windows prompts asking which application to use to open eRecord
eRecord is based on the eForms software, which should open the .ifm file. It should have been installed alongside eRecord.
- Right click on the eRecord shortcut
- Click ‘’Open With
- Click ‘More Apps’
- Scroll down and click ‘Look for another App on this PC’
- Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\FileNet\eForms (or C:\Program Files\FileNet\ on older computers)
- Double click on ‘Filler.exe’ to open the .ifm file with eForms
Issue 2: Installing eRecord freezes part way through, or you're unable to find where eForms is installed following the above instructions
eRecord hasn't installed fully and hasn't installed eRecord as a dependency.
- Make sure you're running the eForms installer as an Administrator user: The eForms program which is used to open eRecord doesn’t fully install if you aren’t logged in as an administrator. If you are a non-administrator user and enter your administrator password when running the eRecord installer, it will freeze part way through, installing eRecord, but not eForms. This is an issue with how user permissions have changed in Windows 10.
- To get around the latter you need to log out as the current user and log in as a user who has full administrative rights – might even be worth creating an administrative user just for eRecord use (As you shouldn’t be logged in as an administrator for day-to-day usage, only when required).
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4026923/windows-10-create-a-local-user-or-administrator-account is Microsoft’s advice on how to create an administrative user if you aren’t familiar with the process.
- Once you’re logged in as an Administrator, you can try re-running the eRecord installer and selecting the ‘Repair’ option, and if that doesn’t work, try completely uninstalling eRecord and re-installing.
Again, as eRecord was depreciated in 2010 I’d strongly recommend keeping a copy of your data outside of eRecord in a readable format, just in case it stops working completely one day and you get caught short. If you are still actively using eRecord it's well worth finding another solution for your business records.
I develop KoalaBrain, a business management / invoicing tool which some of my former eRecord users have now moved to. - it’s available at www.koalabrain.com. If you’re interested drop me an email I can help you out with a trial. Alternatively I might be able to suggest some other software if my solutions don’t fit the bill.