Get ready for STP Phase 2

Your step-by-step guide to making the change

MYOB has you covered for the ATO’s rollout of Single Touch Payroll Phase 2.
This will be available in your software from March 2022.

We’ve received a deferral from the ATO until late August 2022 to give you time to get ready.
In the meantime, there are some things you can do to get started.

Why STP Phase 2 is being rolled out by the ATO

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Minimise the workload when reporting to multiple Government agencies processes

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Minimise manual processes and remove current issues for employers

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

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Minimise the need for employment separation certificates

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Minimise the need for separate Child Support reports

What’s changing for you

We’re updating your current MYOB payroll software to ensure it is STP2 compliant. We’ll email you to confirm when the latest version of your software is available.

There are some important steps you will also need to undertake to be STP Phase 2 compliant. This includes:

  1. Update employee fields and ATO reporting categories (pay items)
  2. Complete your transition using the MYOB configuration tool, which includes a data check to help ensure you’re ready to start
    STP Phase 2 reporting
  3. Report each pay run to the ATO (same as you normally would)

Learn more about how to get STP Phase 2 ready:

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.