Single Touch Payroll. A piece of cake with Xero.

Xero lets you file your pay runs with the ATO in a matter of clicks. And getting setup is a lot easier than you think. We’re delighted to announce that we're working on a new Payroll Only product for small businesses with up to four employees for $10 a month. Register your interest to stay updated.

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What exactly is Single Touch Payroll?

Single Touch Payroll, also called STP or one touch payroll, is an initiative from the ATO to encourage frequent salary reporting. This means you’ll be required to report salaries and wages, PAYG withholdings, and superannuation, every time you pay your employees.

From 1 July 2018, STP became mandatory for employers with 20 or more employees. From 1 July 2019, all Australian small business owners are required to report their payroll information.


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What does that mean for you?

For some businesses, the only change you’ll need to make is reporting more frequently instead of once at the end of a financial year. If you currently use payroll or accounting software that offers Single Touch Payroll, you can start reporting any time.


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Xero will be releasing a Payroll Only product for small businesses with up to four employees soon. Register your interest to stay updated!


Get started in three easy steps.


Head to your Pay Runs screen under Payroll in Xero


Check your details, then securely connect to ATO


Complete your pay run as normal, then click File

Additional resources to get you STP ready

STP Webinar to get your practice ready
Get your practice ready for Single Touch Payroll

Download the Xero partner playbook and get your team and clients up to speed.

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Move your clients to Single Touch Payroll

Register for our Single Touch Payroll course and start planning your STP migration.

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What does Single Touch Payroll mean for advisors

Learn how making STP compulsory can affect you as an advisor.

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More about Single Touch Payroll

Pricing plans to cover the basics

Stay on top of your finances and find the right pricing plan for your business.

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