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Changing a pay after finalising Single Touch Payroll

When you finalise an employee, you're telling the ATO that your payroll reporting is complete for the payroll year and that the employee can now complete their tax return.

To change an employee's pay after finalising, you need to indicate this to the ATO by undoing the finalisation. Once you've made your changes, and updated the ATO about it, you can finalise again.

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You might do this to:

  • fix a pay from a finalised payroll year

  • prevent an employee completing their tax return while you investigate an issue

  • update pay items or ATO reporting categories.

There are 3 steps to complete - let's get started: