Single Touch Payroll. All Australian employers

On the 1st April 2018 will you have 20 employees on the Australian payroll?

If the answer is Yes. You will have new ATO payroll reporting obligations using payroll software which is Single Touch Payroll STP enabled from 1 July 2018.

If you employ up to 19 people on the 1st April 2018 compulsory reporting obligations will apply from 1July 2019
Employers need to prepare for this change in reporting obligations. The action date is either 1 July 2018 or 1 July 2019

  • the ATO has considerable information available at As a start review the ATO checklist available on the above link
  • those with payroll software will receive information from their software provider. Information from many of these providers in currently being released
  • Employers not using payroll software will need to source a product that suits their business needs

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