Single Touch Payroll, sorted in seconds

It's now easier than ever to file your payroll with the ATO. With Single Touch Payroll in Xero, you comply with the new requirements in just a few simple clicks.

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Single touch payroll Australia

What is Single Touch Payroll?

Single Touch Payroll, also called STP or one touch payroll, is an ATO initiative that requires employers with 20 or more workers to report salaries and wages, PAYG withholding and superannuation to the ATO each time they pay their employees.

What does that mean for you?

Digital connectivity is becoming a necessary part of running a business in Australia. Instead of typically reporting payment once at the end of a financial year, certain employers will now be required to send information to the ATO with every pay run. STP takes effect from 1 July 2018, though many Xero users will have longer to make the switch.


“I can’t believe it’s so simple,” Cassandra Scott, Laurus Bookkeeping.

1. Head to your Pay Runs screen under Payroll in Xero


2. Check your details, then securely connect to ATO


3. Complete your pay run as normal, then click File

''It was easy. There's no need to run separate reports or download files,'' Don Grgic, Business Boost Centre.

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