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MYOB Essentials, Australia only

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a simple way to report your employees’ payroll information to the ATO and keep your business compliant. If you’ve subscribed to MYOB Essentials, you can start STP reporting now. There's no additional charges. 

Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 is coming

STP Phase 2 is an expansion of the ATO's reporting requirements. To learn about what's changing, visit the ATO website. If you're already reporting via STP, you don't need to do anything right now. We'll be updating our systems to comply with the ATO's new requirements, and we'll be in touch with more details soon.

Once you're set up, you'll send your employees' salary, tax and super info to the ATO after each pay. This means no more payment summaries at the end of the financial year. Instead, your employees can access their payroll information through the ATO's online service, MyGov.

Do I need to report via STP? 

If you pay employees, you'll most likely need to report to the ATO via STP. But if you're not sure, check with the ATO.

Setting up STP

MYOB Essentials guides you through the setup process to make sure your payroll details meet the ATO requirements. You'll then set up a connection to the ATO.

For all the details, see Setting up Single Touch Payroll reporting. Once you're set up. find out what happens after you've set up Single Touch Payroll.

Learn more about STP

The ATO website has lots of great info - see Single Touch Payroll.

If your employees want to know more, the ATO website has them covered too - see Single Touch Payroll for employees.

Learn from an expert at a Single Touch Payroll training course, or complete an online e-learning course. Visit MYOB Academy to learn more.