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Single Touch Payroll Phase 2

If you haven’t already made the switch to STP 2 reporting, it's time to tick it off!

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Getting started is easy: our in-product readiness check will guide you through the move.

Here you’ll find everything you need to know and the steps you need to be compliant.

Why STP Phase 2 is being rolled out by the ATO


Minimise the workload when reporting to multiple Government agencies processes


Minimise manual processes and remove current issues for employers


Improve the view of payroll data to support the delivery of social welfare


Minimise the need for employment separation certificates


Minimise the need for separate Child Support reports

Your STP reporting obligations have changed

A message from the ATO

What’s changing for you

There’s some additional information you will have to update and submit to the ATO before you are STP Phase 2 compliant. This includes:

  1. Update employee fields and ATO reporting categories (pay items)
  2. Complete the STP Phase 2 readiness check in your software:
    Step 1 – check updated employee details meet ATO requirements
    Step 2 – connect to the ATO
  3. Report each pay run to the ATO (same as you normally would)

We’ll also run a check on your payroll information to make sure you haven’t missed anything before you move and start reporting on STP Phase 2. Learn more about how to get STP Phase 2 ready in your specific software:

What isn’t changing

Despite additional information being required in your STP Phase 2 report, there are many things that stay the same, such as:

  • The way you lodge your STP report
  • STP reports are still due on or before pay day unless you are eligible for a reporting concession
  • The types of payments that are in-scope for STP reporting
  • Taxation and superannuation obligations
  • End of year finalisation requirements.