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AccountRight Plus and Premier (v2018.2 and later), Australia only

After you've set up Single Touch Payroll, your end-of-year payroll gets a lot easier.

You'll continue paying your employees like normal

Once you've connected to the ATO, you're all set up for Single Touch Payroll reporting. You won't notice anything new while entering your pays, but after you record a pay you'll now be prompted to send the payroll information to the ATO.

This is easily done – if prompted, sign in to your MYOB account, enter the name of the authorised sender and click Send.

You can check the status of your submissions by going to the Payroll command centre and choosing Payroll Reporting > Payroll Reporting Centre. If a payment is rejected, find out out to fix rejected reports in Single Touch Payroll.

Say goodbye to payment summaries

From the 2018/19 payroll year onwards, you won't need to prepare or send payment summaries.

Instead, you'll finalise your STP reporting, which is a simple process.

When you finalise, the status of the employee's income statement in myGov will change to Tax ready. This means they'll be able to pre-fill and lodge their tax return. Check with the ATO on the due date for making this finalisation declaration.

For more information, see End of year finalisation with Single Touch Payroll reporting.

  FAQs

How do I know if I'm set up for STP?

How do I know if I'm set up for STP?

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.

What if I make a mistake in a pay run?

What if I make a mistake in a pay run?

If you over- or under-pay an employee, just fix it as you normally would. This corrects the employee's YTD amounts, which will be sent to the ATO the next time you declare a pay run.

See Fixing a payroll overpayment or underpayment.

What gets sent to the ATO?

What's sent to the ATO?

Only your employees' year to date figures are sent to the ATO. Take a look at this quick video to learn more.

How do I add another declarer for Single Touch Payroll?

How do I add another declarer for Single Touch Payroll?

Each person who processes payroll in your company file must add themselves as a declarer before they can send payroll information to the ATO. 

If someone else in your business needs to be set up to report payroll for STP, see Add a declarer for Single Touch Payroll reporting.

What about employees I've paid prior to setting up Single Touch Payroll?

What about employees I've paid prior to setting up Single Touch Payroll?

When you process a pay after setting up Single Touch Payroll, the year-to-date totals for the employees you're paying are sent to the ATO.

If there are employees you've paid in the current payroll year who you're unlikely to pay again, you can send their year-to-date totals to the ATO by recording a $0 (zero dollar) pay for employee. Remove all hours, amounts and entitlements from the pay. When the $0 pay is recorded, you'll be prompted to declare and send the details to the ATO.