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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 process a pay you'll now have to send the payroll information to the ATO.
This is easily done, enter the name of the authorised sender and click Send.
Each time you submit a pay run, your employees' year-to-date payroll information is submitted to the ATO.
You can check the status of your submissions by going to the Payroll menu and choosing Payroll Reporting.
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.
How do I know if I'm set up for STP?
You'll know you're set up when you go to the Payroll menu > Payroll Reporting and see the Payroll reporting centre:
If you don't see this, but instead you're prompted to set up Single Touch Payroll - see this topic for help.
Once you're set up and you click Looks good to process 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'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.
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.
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, they need to complete the steps in Task 2 - Connect to the ATO for Single Touch Payroll reporting.