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  • Task 2 - Connect to the ATO for Single Touch Payroll reporting



The final step to set up Single Touch Payroll is to connect to the ATO. Before you can connect to the ATO

  • You need to be connected to the internet (your AccountRight company file doesn't need to be online).
  • You need to sign in to your MYOB account. If you don't have an MYOB account, you'll need to get one.

Learn how to connect to the ATO

Who needs to complete these steps?

Each person who processes payroll for your business needs to complete these steps. The steps you'll be prompted to complete depend on who you are and what steps have been completed already.

To connect to the ATO

  1. Go to the Payroll command centre and click Payroll Reporting.
  2. Click Connect to ATO.
  3. If prompted, click Check Payroll Details to fix any issues with your payroll setup.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete the ATO connection. See the table below for guidance.



I process payroll for the business

I am a tax or BAS agent who works with the business

1. Your role

  • Someone from the business
  • If you are not a tax or BAS agent, but process payroll for the business, choose this option. There are extra steps that a tax or BAS agent must do, that you don't have to.
  • A tax agent
  • A BAS agent

If you are a registered agent, there are a few extra steps you'll need to complete to set up.

We recommend getting your client go through these steps first, before you do this.

2. Declaration information(tick) Yes(tick)   Yes

Each person who processes payroll must enter their details. This is so we can identify who can sign the declaration when sending payroll reports to the ATO.

New staff members will be prompted to enter their details when they go to Payroll > Payroll Reporting after you have connected to the ATO.

3. Add clients to portal(error) No

(tick) Yes

If this hasn't been done already. This is done outside of MYOB in the tax or BAS agent portal.

4. Notify ATO(tick) Yes

Only one person from the business needs to notify the ATO. You'll need your unique Software ID which is provided in the software, during this step.

Learn how to notify the ATO.

(tick) Yes

If you're a tax or BAS agent you must notify the ATO that you're using MYOB for payroll reporting for this business.

Learn how to notify the ATO.

What happens after I've connected to the ATO?

Once you've connected to the ATO, your payroll information will be automatically sent to the ATO the next time you process payroll.

If you start reporting before 1 July 2018 you'll still need to use the Payment Summary Assistant to produce payment summaries and send the Payment Summary Annual Report to the ATO (via the EMPDUPE file).

You won't need to prepare or send payment summaries from the 2018/19 payroll year.