Welcome to STP Connect, your hub for all things Single Touch Payroll.
We created this resource hub to help you
to help your clients comply with STP. You’ll find great content and
tools, along with forums and links below.
They’re all designed to arm you with the information you need to get your clients set up and process pay runs in compliance with STP.
We’re ready, you’re ready, let’s get your clients ready
Single Touch Payroll (STP) became mandatory for employers with 20 or more employees from 1 July 2018.
Legislation to extend STP to employers with 19 or less employees is currently before parliament. MYOB Essentials and latest version of AccountRight are ready to help you to help your clients comply with STP.
What is STP?
Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a new, simpler way to report employees’ payroll information to the ATO. It’s an Australian Government initiative to ensured employers report payments such as salaries and wages, PAYG withholding and super information electronically through the ATO directly from their payroll software at the same time they pay their employees.
As a result, businesses won’t need to complete payment summaries at the end of the financial year. Also, employees can access their information at any time through myGov.
Let’s get started?
If you process payroll on behalf of your clients, you can set yourself up to report payroll information for their business. Complete the readiness check, connect to the ATO and start reporting. If your client wants to process their own pay run, they'll need to register themselves for STP before starting the pay run.
If your client processes their own payroll, they’ll need to set themselves up for STP. You can help them get ready by making sure that they can register their software ID with the ATO during their setup. They’ll be able to do this through the ATO’s Access Manager (with an AUSkey, or having their ABN connected to their myGov account), or by phoning the ATO. More information will be provided when they onboard.
If your client processes a pay run but hadn’t registered their own business for STP, including having someone from their business notify the ATO that they’re reporting through MYOB, their reports won’t be accepted by the ATO.
Guide your clients the easy way
Single Touch Payroll (STP) became mandatory for employers with 20 or more employees from 1 July 2018. Legislation to extend STP to employers with 19 or less employees is currently before parliament. If your clients use payroll or accounting software, and it is STP ready, they can start reporting any time.
Help your clients understand that STP isn’t just about compliance – it’ll make payroll (and their lives) easier! Just like our payroll functionality in AccountRight Live and Essentials. They make processing payroll a breeze – no more group certificates, and the peace of mind that tax obligations are error free.
One of best ways to help them get ready? Send our checklist. It’s in a simple PDF format that you can easily email to them. Alternatively, visit the Marketing Partner Portal and add your own logo to personalise.
A note about software IDs (SIDs) for Single Touch Payroll
A software ID is unique to a business file and the software. So, your client's SID will be different to your (the tax or BAS agent's) SID, even if you're reporting through STP for the same company file.
If your client processes their own payroll, but you as their Agent are helping the business get ready for STP, you can now notify the ATO of your client’s SID. You can do this through Access Manager, or by calling the ATO on 1300 85 22 32.
Find more information on the ATO’s website
How you can help your clients get ready
as they can report directly from their software
burden by incorporating tax obligations into the process of paying employees
Make it easier
to get employees’ pay correct
Help address issues
which could result in lower compliance costs
Eliminate the need for Group Certificates at year end
No matter the product, MYOB has you covered from 1st July 2018.
Contact your partner directly for more information if you use any of these products
MYOB AccountRight Classic users should upgrade to the latest version of AccountRight to be STP compliant. The good news is that clients on 2018.2 or latest version of AccountRight don’t need to move online. While STP will be supported in AccountRight 2018.2 and latest version of AccountRight for both cloud and desktop modes, we recommend taking advantage of the cloud services available in online mode (invoice tracking, smart bills, online payments, bill attachment, multi user and the ability to work from multiple locations).
AccountRight Classic customers who use multi-currency or any other AccountRight Classic feature that prevents them from moving to AccountRight 2018.2 or the latest version of AccountRight will have a deferral in place until 31 May 2019. Contact your Partner Manager or MYOB Community Forum if you have any questions.
MYOB has worked very closely with the ATO to ensure any client who is currently utilising AccountEdge will have a deferral in place until 31 May 2019. Contact your Partner Manager or MYOB Community Forum if you have any questions.
MYOB has several solutions that will help your clients be Single Touch Payroll compliant, including Connected Ledger + Payroll, which will be available in April 2019, pending parliamentary legislation. Contact your Partner Manager directly if you have any questions.
|MYOB Products||When will the solution be ready?||Deferral date||Deferral code|
|AccountRight Classic v19 (specific features)|| |
+ Clients using multi-currency, M-Powered Payments, negative inventory, multi-location and some add-ons have been granted a deferral.
+ Clients should migrate to AccountRight 2018.2 or higher as features become available
+ Multi-currency clients are encouraged to register for the multi-currency beta so they can be notified when they’re eligible to join.
|31 May 2019 ||43 164 997|
+ AccountEdge clients have been granted a deferral.
+ Clients will be notified when the STP enabled solution is available so they can start STP reporting.
31 May 2019
43 164 997
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