Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 resource hub
Xero partners and customers can now enrol in STP Phase 2 reporting, once steps one, two and three have been completed.
Overview of STP Phase 2
Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 will see Australian businesses build on their existing reporting to share more information each pay run.
What is STP Phase 2?
What you need to know about how STP Phase 2 will work in Xero, and how it will affect your business.
STP Phase 2 transition guide
Check out this helpful guide which will help you navigate your STP Phase 2 transition in Xero Payroll.
Access the latest education resources and check out when the next live webinar will be.
Access the STP 2 Portal in Xero
Start your transition in Xero today.
Step one - Update employee profiles
The first step involves transitioning your existing employee profiles to be STP Phase 2 compliant.
Existing payroll employees
Find out the steps you need to take to update your existing payroll employee profiles.
Video: updating existing payroll
This video shows how to update your existing payroll employee records with the fields required as part of STP Phase 2.
Info pack: employee records
This information pack covers stage one, employee records, and will help you prepare your payroll data in Xero.
New employee onboarding
Find out more about the changes to the way new employee profiles are set up in payroll.
Video: new employee set up
This video shows how to add an employee with the new STP Phase 2 employee set up.
Video: new contractor set up
This video shows how to add a contractor with the new STP Phase 2 employee set up.
Step two - Replacing pay items
Step two involves reporting the individual components that make up an employee’s pay, rather than reporting just a single gross amount.
Replacing pay items
Find out how to update your pay items for STP Phase 2 compliance on Xero Payroll.
Article: New reporting categories
Read our Xero Central article which takes you through the different types of reporting items for STP Phase 2.
Info pack: Pay item transition
This information pack covers stage two, pay items, and will help you prepare your payroll data in Xero.
Video: How to update pay items
This video shows how to update your existing pay items so earnings can be correctly reported to the ATO.
Article: All purpose allowances
Learn about all purpose allowances, how to process and disaggregate them for your employees in Xero Payroll.
Step three - Leave categories
Step three involves classifying your organisation's active leave pay items in line with the ATO’s appropriate reporting codes.
Find out how to assign your leave categories for STP Phase 2 compliance on Xero Payroll.
Article: About Paid leave items
Read our Xero Central article which takes you through the leave categories for STP Phase 2 reporting.
Video: Updating leave categories
This video shows how to update your existing leave pay items for correct ATO reporting.
Step four - Enrol in STP Phase 2
The capability to enrol in STP Phase 2 is now available to all customers, meaning you can officially enrol and make the switch today.
Blog: Enrol in Phase 2 reporting
Once payroll data is updated and each step is marked as complete, you’ll be able to opt-in to Phase 2 reporting.
Fix an STP filing error
Ready to file? This article helps you resolve the common filing errors received when filing pay runs with STP Phase 2.