FAQs to help get you ready for Single Touch Payroll

Gain a greater understanding of Single Touch Payroll with these most frequently asked questions – and our answers.

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What do I need to know about Single Touch Payroll?

If your business has employees, you'll need to get up to speed on Single Touch Payroll. It might seem daunting at first, but with the right approach and software the entire process can be quick, easy and stress free.

Single Touch Payroll is a way of reporting your employees’ salaries, wages, tax withheld and superannuation to the ATO with each pay period.

Getting started in Xero is simple, and being compliant has the added benefit of making it easier for the ATO to determine your eligibilty for JobKeeper payments.

How can I make sure I'm compliant?
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Employers and Single Touch Payroll

Single Touch Payroll (STP) encourages frequent digital salary reporting to the ATO – and it’s changing the way employers operate. From 1 July 2019, all Australian small business employers are required to report their payroll information to the ATO.

Employers are now required to:

— Report payments.

— Adopt upgraded Standard Business Reporting-enabled software.

— Enter employee details accurately into the software.

— Process pay runs accurately and pay all entitlements – including super – on time.

— Calculate Superannuation Guarantee entitlements.

— Complete heightened reporting requirements every pay period.

— Meet your STP obligations through cashflow management.

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Frequently asked questions about Single Touch Payroll

Check out the ATO website for further information on Single Touch Payroll

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