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You must be reporting to the ATO via STP Phase 2

If you haven't already, you need to move to STP Phase 2 to stay compliant with the ATO. But we have you covered – see how easy it is to move.

You need to assign an ATO reporting category to each of the payroll categories you use. This lets the ATO know how to treat each type of payment you're reporting through Single Touch Payroll (STP).

STP Phase 2

STP Phase 2 is the ATO's expansion of their payroll reporting requirements. This includes expanding the list of ATO reporting categories to better define the amounts paid to employees. For example, the ATO reporting category Gross payments has been split into more specific payment types, like overtime and bonuses.

To learn more about STP Phase 2, visit the ATO website.

If you set up STP since mid-December 2021, you'll likely be set up for STP Phase 2. You can see if you're reporting on STP Phase 2 via the STP reporting centre (Payroll command centre > Payroll Reporting > Payroll Reporting Centre).

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When you move to STP Phase 2, you'll need to confirm the ATO reporting categories you've assigned to your payroll categories. For example, payroll categories previously assigned to Gross Payments might now need to be assigned to a new specific reporting category, like overtime or bonus.

Which ATO reporting category should I assign?

As your business, award and employee agreements are unique, we can't tell you which ATO reporting categories you should assign to your payroll categories.

However, you can use the descriptions of reporting categories below to guide you.

For additional information and advice:

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About Single Touch Payroll reporting

Setting up Single Touch Payroll reporting

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

Payroll categories


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titleHow can I tell if I'm on STP Phase 2?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) Phase 2 is an expansion of the ATO's payroll reporting system, and it started on 1 January 2022.

You'll see whether you're reporting on STP Phase 1 or Phase 2 in the STP reporting centre (Payroll command centre > Payroll Reporting > Payroll Reporting Centre > STP reports tab). How do I move to STP Phase 2?

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