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AccountRight Plus and Premier, Australia only

The features described in this topic are available in AccountRight 2018.2 and later. These features make it easier to set up Single Touch Payroll. You you can now see the total number of errors, edit items directly from the list by clicking the blue arrow next to each item and you no longer get errors on employee IDs (Card IDs). Get the latest version

If you've received errors while checking your payroll details, you may need to edit an employee's details in their card file.

To edit your employees' details
  1. Go to the Payroll command centre and click Payroll Reporting.
  2. Click Check Payroll Details. The Check Payroll Details window appears listing the results. If you receive no errors continue with Task 2 - Connect to the ATO for Single Touch Payroll reporting.
  3. Click the blue zoom arrow for the employee you need to edit. The Card Information window appears.

  4. In the Profile tab, select Individual from the Designation drop-down list. Make sure the following fields are also complete:
    • Last Name
    • First Name
    • Address - This includes City, State and Postcode. Make sure the State is selected from the dropdown list and not typed in.
  5. In the Payroll Details tab, make sure the following fields are complete:
  6. Repeat these steps for each employee. If you're still receiving errors while checking your payroll details, check the information stored in additional addresses (Address 2, etc.). Ensure complete address details are stored in these fields.

Inactive employees are not checked.

Need to check lots of employees? See Print or export employee details.


What if I don't have an employee's TFN?

You can use any of these TFNs provided by the ATO.

  • 111 111 111 for a new payee has not made a TFN declaration, (28 days have not passed).
  • 333 333 333 for a payee under 18, earning less than $350 per week, $700 per fortnight or $1,517 per month.
  • 444 444 444 for a payee who is an Australian Government pensioner payee.
  • 000 000 000 if your payee chose not to quote a TFN and has not claimed an exemption from quoting a TFN or does not fit into any of the above categories.

Check with the ATO if you are unsure what to enter.