The final step to set up Single Touch Payroll is to connect to the ATO. Before you can connect, you'll need:

  • to connect to the internet (your AccountRight company file doesn't need to be online)
  • to sign in to your MYOB account. If you don't have an MYOB account, you'll need to get one
  • a Software ID (SID). This is provided in your software as you complete the steps below.

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. If they don't have access to your company file, set them up. The steps you'll be prompted to complete depend on who you are and what steps have been completed already. Learn more about adding another user as a declarer for Single Touch Payroll reporting.

To connect to the ATO

  1. Go to the Payroll command centre and click Payroll Reporting.

  2. Click Connect to ATO.

    If this button says Payroll Reporting Centre, you may have already gone through the connect to the ATO process. Learn more about adding another user as a declarer for Single Touch Payroll reporting.

  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.

 

Steps

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 to 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.

Don't forget to check your ABN

The ABN you enter here must match the ABN entered (or checked) in the edit company information for Single Touch Payroll step when checking payroll details. If these ABNs don't match, your payroll information will be rejected and not send 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.

You'll need your unique Software ID which is provided in the software, during this step.

Learn how to notify the ATO.

What happens after I've connected to the ATO?

Once you've connected to the ATO, you're all set up for Single Touch Payroll reporting. Your payroll information will be automatically sent to the ATO the next time you process payroll.

You'll know you're set up when you see the following message in the Pay Period window (Payroll > Process Payroll).

When you click Record to record a pay run, you'll be prompted to declare and submit the information to the ATO. You'll only be able to do this if you've completed the Connect to the ATO steps.

If you started 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.

  FAQs


How do I get my Software ID (SID) and MYOB details outside the Connect to ATO process?

How do I get my Software ID (SID) and MYOB details outside the Connect to ATO process?

If you need to get your Software ID outside the connect to ATO process, you can get it by:

  1. Go to the Payroll command centre, click Payroll Reporting.
  2. Click Payroll Reporting Centre, then ATO settings.
  3. Enter your details, and click GO.
  4. Note down your Software ID and contact the ATO.