STP: Pay your staff and report to the ATO

Single Touch Payroll (STP) makes it simple to keep your business secure and compliant. We work with the ATO so no matter what business you have, things stay easy.

MYOB Essentials Payroll

COVID-19: The Government has announced temporary JobKeeper payments for employers and employees. Single Touch Payroll enabled software will allow employers to quickly and easily submit payroll to the ATO to access these JobKeeper payments.


Be confident with one click compliance


No more EOFY summaries or certificates


Powerful PAYG and Super reporting


Access COVID-19 JobKeeper payments

STP ready

You'll be STP ready with MYOB

All of MYOB’s payroll software is compliant from day one. With Single Touch Payroll (STP), you can be sure you'll always stay in the ATO's good books.

This includes automated features so paying staff, sorting your Super and reporting payroll become simple and secure processes that you don't need to worry about.

How to manage COVID-19 JobKeeper payments with MYOB Essentials Payroll

Businesses impacted by COVID-19 can record employee JobKeeper payments with MYOB Essentials payroll software.

You can easily manage employee JobKeeper payments, notify the ATO and help prepare monthly ATO declarations – all in your software.

Choose your STP-enabled MYOB software today

Give your business peace of mind with STP software

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Essentials Payroll

$ 10

Perfect for those who only need to pay employees

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  • Single Touch Payroll
  • Pay up to 4 employees

Accounting + Payroll

$ 30

50% off for 3 months


Ideal for small businesses with employees

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  • Single Touch Payroll
  • Pay unlimited employees
  • Track GST and e-lodge BAS
  • Send unlimited quotes and invoices
  • Track and pay expenses and bills
  • Link your bank account for automatic bank feeds
  • Insights and advanced reporting
  • Track jobs: link income and expenses to a job or location

^This introductory pricing offer is valid until 31st December 2020, unless otherwise varied by us. The discount applies to the first 3 months of an AccountRight or Essentials subscription, for one company data file only. This offer does not apply to a Essentials Payroll subscription. By purchasing this offer, you acknowledge that you have read the full discount offer terms and conditions.


Key features to help your business today
and tomorrow

Send Payroll

Stay on the ATO's good side

Every time you pay your employees, your needs are met. Single Touch Payroll (STP), tax obligations and super payments are incorporated and automated so they're taken care of before you worry about them.

Error free payroll

Error-free payroll

Process payroll for your staff electronically so second-guessing is a thing of the past. Store and share timesheets, manage your PAYG and automatically calculate leave entitlements.

Enable employees

Enable employees

Not everything is left up to you. Now your employees can enter their own hours and access their payslips via MYOB YourPay.

Reporting tools

Reporting tools

To keep everything focused, you can run detailed reports on past pay runs, your history of PAYG summaries, year-to-date activity and more!

MYOB Single Touch Payroll explained in 60 seconds

Frequently asked questions

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STP is a government initiative that requires all employers to report payroll information to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). It involves electronically reporting your employees’ payroll information to the ATO each payroll cycle, whether you pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly. STP is mandatory from 1 July 2019, and all Australian businesses must comply by 30 September 2019.  

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Single Touch Payroll (STP) uses internet cloud accounting software to submit information to the tax office online. Employers can automate and streamline their processes and keep their accounting data accurate and up-to-date. Having better and timely information at their disposal enables them to make better-informed business decisions as well as sharing essential payroll information with the ATO more easily.

- One-click compliance
- No more EOFY summaries
- Error-free payroll
- Employee access to payslips

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Single Touch Payroll (STP) means businesses don’t need to complete payment summaries and group certificates at the end of financial year. STP software automatically sends your employees’ tax and superannuation information to the ATO.

STP helps employees, too. They no longer have to wait until EOFY to see their tax information. Their details - salary, PAYG withholding and super— is readily available via their myGov account. 

On top of that, STP enables eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19 to access a temporary JobKeeper payment in order to carry on paying their employees.

Does STP apply to my small business? Toggle Section

Yes, if you have employees Single Touch Payroll (STP) applies to your small business. In fact, all Australian businesses with a payroll function must use STP. From 1 July 2019, STP became mandatory for organisations of all sizes, even those with fewer than four employees. You must comply no later than 30 September 2019. 

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Single Touch Payroll (STP) will impact more than 100,000 employers and about 13 million employees. If you’re an accountant, it isn’t just a big change in reporting – it could change the conversation between you and your clients. 

You may find your clients take greater ownership of their accounting data, knowing that it is being transmitted to the ATO each pay run. This could mean they no longer rely on you to fix their errors at the end of the year, leaving you with more time for planning. Which is something your clients are happy to pay for you to do, too! 

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