Preparing payment summaries in MYOB Essentials

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Single Touch Payroll (STP) is the simplest way to report payroll information to the ATO.

No more payment summaries: your payroll software does it all. And it’s already included in the price. Why not get started today?


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What tasks do I need to do at the end of a financial year? Toggle Section

In MYOB Essentials, there's not much you need to do at EOFY. That said, it's a good opportunity to take a few moments to make sure your accounts are in order, and everything's ready for your accountant to take care of tax time. Get started by completing your usual month-end tasks. Once they're done, here's a handy list of some of the things you might need to do at EOFY.


Do I need to update MYOB Essentials at the end of the financial year? Toggle Section

MYOB Essentials is automatically updated at the end of financial year, so all your tax rates are always up to date and accurate.


What do I need to do for Single Touch Payroll? Toggle Section

Single Touch Payroll became mandatory 1st July 2018 for businesses with 20 or more employees, and will now be required for all other businesses (with 19 or fewer employees) from the 1st July 2019.

If your business needs to be STP compliant and you aren’t yet using an MYOB product, speak with your vendor about what options they have for your product.

For more information on using STP in your MYOB product, see our Single Touch Payroll guide. 


Do I still need to produce payment summaries this year if I’ve started Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting? Toggle Section

If you've been using Single Touch Payroll reporting, your end-of-year is now a lot easier and in many cases you won't need to prepare payment summaries. Instead, you 'finalise' your Single Touch Payroll information directly from your software.

When you finalise, the status of the employee's income statement in myGov will change to Tax ready. This means they'll be able to pre-fill and lodge their tax return. Check with the ATO website on the due date for making this finalisation declaration.

To learn how to finalise your STP information in your MYOB product, head over to MYOB Academy.

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