ATO releases SuperStream certified product register

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ATO SuperStream certified product registerThe ATO has released the SuperStream certified product register for payroll, clearing houses and other providers.

The ATO says “this is an important resource for employers and their advisers to check the status of solutions they are interested in using to implement SuperStream.”

The SuperStream certified product register “enables employers to identify the readiness of payroll software and other service providers to meet SuperStream requirements.”

The register currently includes 19 payroll software products and 8 clearing houses or other products.

The payroll and other SuperStream-compliant products are certified at one of three different levels, gold, silver and bronze.

  • Gold: “Conforms with the testing requirements for all data and messaging for SuperStream”
  • Silver: “Conforms with the testing requirements for data and messaging for SuperStream as send only profile”
  • Bronze: “Conforms with the testing requirements for data fields only for SuperStream.”

However the ATO does not endorse or recommend any of the products on the register.

The ATO will update the register regularly as more products “progress through the key stages to become SuperStream certified.”

The ATO has been encouraging employers to prepare for SuperStream. Employers have been able to opt-in to SuperStream since 1 July 2014. Large employers are expected to complete their implementation by 1 July 2015. Employers with 19 or fewer employees start using SuperStream “from 1 July 2015 but completing their implementation by no later than 30 June 2016.”

“The main benefit for employers is that the SuperStream standard will simplify the employer experience and reduce costs by eliminating unnecessary variation and complexity that has crept into the system over recent years,” said the ATO’s Philip Hind.

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