Single Touch Payroll is a significant payroll reporting change for employers. It starts from 1 July 2018 for employers with 20 or more employees. Single Touch Payroll will be expanded to include employers with 19 or fewer employees from 1 July 2019. This is subject to legislation being passed in parliament.

This change affects both MYOB Exo Employer Services Payroll and MYOB Advanced People customers. Enprise will communicate regularly with customers to make sure you have all the information you need to be STP compliant. We'll regularly update this page with useful information and resources, so we encourage you to bookmark it and visit regularly.

Key dates and actions

Below is a tabbed list of key dates and actions you need to be aware of. Click on the '+' to the right of each entry for more information. 

Employers need to do a headcount of all the employees they have on their payroll on 1 April 2018.

MYOB is working to build STP functionality into its payroll products. The release schedule for Single Touch Payroll is set for mid/late April 2018.

For Exo Payroll users, once you've upgraded to the Exo Employer Services 2017.06 compliance release, Exo Payroll will support STP reporting, once the system has been set up to use it.  

Make sure you’ve applied for your AUSkey (AUSkey is a secure login that identifies you when you use participating government online services on behalf of a business. See more information here). This will allow you to register your MYOB software ID with ATO online, which is a requirement when setting up STP.

From 1 July 2018, all Australian companies with 20 or more employees will need to be compliant with Single Touch Payroll.

Single Touch Payroll will be expanded to include employers with 19 or fewer employees from 1 July 2019. This is subject to legislation being passed in parliament.

Resources

ATO. Visit the ATO website for more information and to download this useful checklist to make sure you’re ready for the STP changes.

Setting up STP for MYOB Exo Employer Services

With the compliance release of Exo Employer Services 2017.06 now available, Exo Payroll will support STP reporting, once the system has been set up to use it.

Whitepaper. Download this MYOB whitepaper for a comprehensive overview of Single Touch Payroll, how to set it up, how to submit data, and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Video. Your can also watch this video:

What STP means for Employers

Whilst many organisations are viewing STP as a compliance issue only, it does bring with it many opportunities to streamline your reporting processes, including easing the end of financial year time crunch and quarterly filing. Single Touch Payroll involves not only changes to software but changes to your way of working. The processes you follow for each pay cycle will change to meet this new reporting standard.

You will need to prepare for this change. The first action employers will need to take is a headcount of the employees they have on their payroll on 1 April 2018.  If an employer has 20 or more employees on that date they will be classified as a ‘substantial employer’, and they will need to report through Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2018. Employers with 19 or fewer employees, Single Touch Payroll reporting will be optional until 1 July 2019, when it will become mandatory (subject to legislation being passed in parliament).

MYOB has been working to build STP functionality into its payroll products. The release schedule for Single Touch Payroll is set for mid/late April 2018 and Enprise is here to help you prepare for the change and ensure you are compliant by 1 July 2018.

What STP means for employees

Employees in organisations with more than 20 employees will be able to see up-to-date tax and super information in ATO Online Services via their myGov account after 1 July 2018.  By reporting this information to the ATO via Single Touch Payroll at the same time as their employees are paid, employers will not have to provide employees with PAYG payment summaries as the information will be available via myGov.

More information

Enprise will communicate directly with our Exo Payroll and Advanced People customers when more information becomes available.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your Account Manager, or the Enprise Support Team.

Call us: 1800 436774, or email us.

You can also find comprehensive information about Single Touch Payroll on the ATO website.

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