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Get STP compliant from 1 July 2019.

Everything Small Business Owners Need to Know About STP

What is Single Touch Payroll (STP)?

STP is a new way for employers to report employees tax and super information to the Australian Taxation Department (ATO), on or before the day employees are paid.

Why do I need STP?

Because the ATO has advised that from 1 July 2019 all businesses with employees must do this.

How do I become STP compliant?

There are a number of ways you can do this, including full fledged accounting systems, payroll agencies etc.

If you use a solution like Easy Payslip, it will take care of STP for you, and make your whole payroll process super simple by calculating tax, super and payslips. Better yet, you can do it all from your smart phone.

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Here are some of frequently asked questions small business owners are asking about Single Touch Payroll (STP), which we hope will support you in your journey to understanding everything about STP.

What is Single Touch Payroll (STP)?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a new way for small business owners that employ staff to process payroll and report tax and superannuation information back to the Australian Taxation Department (ATO).

The ATO requires small business owners report the following employee information before or on each pay day:

  • Salaries, wages, and any other payments made to employees
  • Pay as you go (PAYG) withholding
  • Superannuation information

Please note that payments made to employers will not change. The only thing changing is how you report this information to the ATO.

When will small business owners need to be STP compliant?

Small business owners can start reporting directly to the ATO from 1 July 2019.

How often do I need to report payroll information to the ATO?

Employers are required to report payroll information to the ATO on or before each day their employees are paid i.e. every pay day.

How does STP affect employees?

Employees are not affected by STP. Payslips through Easy Payslip can be easily emailed to them by their employer through the mobile or desktop app.

If you are an employee concerned about receiving your payslip, please get in touch with your employer.

Can I do STP on my smartphone?

Yes, employers can process payroll on their smartphone with the Easy Payslip payroll app that is available on Apple and android devices.

To get started, simply download the app via the App Store or PlayStore.

How to calculate pay as you go (PAYG)/PAYG?

The Easy Payslip app calculates employee pay as you go (PAYG) information within the app. Once your employees have been loaded into the app, with salary information, bonuses and entitlements, the income tax withheld is calculated within the Easy Payslip app.