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Before you start reporting payroll and super information to the ATO as part of Single Touch Payroll, you need to make sure your payroll information meets ATO requirements, and then connect to the ATO.


What you need to set it up
  • Your employees' addresses and their valid tax file numbers
  • Your company's ABN, branch code and address (if your business uses a WPN and doesn't have an ABN, contact the ATO to discuss your options)
  • (Optionally) your registered agent details
  • List of pay items that you need to report to the ATO (check with your advisor if you're unsure)
  • Your MYOB account sign-in details (don't have an MYOB account? Sign in or Register from our website)

What you'll do

First, you'll check that your company information and employee details meet ATO requirements, and assign an ATO category to all your payroll categories.

Then, both you and your registered tax or BAS agent will need to go through the connect to ATO steps and:

  • Add yourself as a person who can declare payroll information as correct and true while processing pays.

  • Notify the ATO you're using MYOB for Single Touch Payroll reporting.

  • (Agents only) Add the client in the tax or BAS agent portal.

Get employees connected too! One optional step to consider is encouraging your employees to set up a myGov account. This is how your employees will access their YTD amounts and end of year summary. 

Ready to go?

Follow the steps in:

What happens after I've set up Single Touch Payroll reporting?

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

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