What is Single Touch Payroll (STP)?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a Government initiative for employee Superannuation Guarantee and PAYG Withholding amounts to be automatically reported to the ATO during the payroll process.

Large employers (20 or more employees) had to use Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2018.

Small employers (19 or fewer employees) may have to use it from 1 July 2019, depending on the passage of legislation.

ATO expects range of low-cost STP software available early 2019

The ATO expects there to be a range of low-cost Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting software available for small businesses from early 2019.

Single Touch Payroll reporting is only required currently for larger employers (20 or more employees). The Government wants to extend it to small employers (19 or fewer employees), though the legislation to do this has yet to pass the Parliament.

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Jail for employers not paying super guarantee may pass Parliament today

Legislation which could result in employers who don’t pay Superannuation Guarantee being sent to jail may pass Parliament today – the last sitting day for 2018. Update: The House of Representatives has adjourned, seemingly without voting on the amendments – so the Bill has not yet passed. The Treasury Laws… Read More »Jail for employers not paying super guarantee may pass Parliament today

Single Touch Payroll will be an “early warning” system for the ATO

Single Touch Payroll will be an early warning system for the ATO, allowing it to know far earlier than is currently possible that employer superannuation contributions haven’t been paid. Senior ATO officials told the ASFA Policy Roadshow that Single Touch Payroll will “give us visibility of an employer’s SG obligation;… Read More »Single Touch Payroll will be an “early warning” system for the ATO