Single Touch Payroll (STP) For Small Business

ATO compliance doesn't have to be complicated. QuickBooks payroll powered by KeyPay is ATO approved and comes with STP compliance built in.

Single Touch Payroll (STP) for Small Business
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What is Single Touch Payroll (STP)?

Single Touch Payroll is the new way for employers to report wages, PAYG and super to the ATO.

Now, instead of waiting until the end of the financial year, payroll info is reported every time staff get paid.

How QuickBooks can help with STP compliance?

Discover the benefits of Single Touch Payroll and using QuickBooks Payroll powered by KeyPay.

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Streamline reporting

Automatically send payroll info each pay run

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Fast and accurate processing

No more manual data entry

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Easier at tax time

Save time and paperwork at the end of the financial year

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ATO approved

Send complete and ATO compliant reports with every pay run

When does Single Touch Payroll start?

Single Touch Payroll is here now. If you manage payroll for your business or a client, you will need to comply before your next pay run.

Once you're set up, every pay run you report will comply with the ATO legislation. If you think you have missed the STP compliance cut-off, talk to your accountant or bookkeeper about Single Touch Payroll.

According to the ATO, small employers with 19 or less employees need to now report their employees’ payroll information through Single Touch Payroll.

Micro employers with less than 4 employees can report through their registered tax or BAS agent on a quarterly basis.

Large employers with 20 or more employees should be reporting through Single Touch Payroll already.

How do I get ready for Single Touch Payroll?

The new ATO legislation means that all employers will have to use STP compliant software to run payroll.

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I don't have payroll software

There are plenty of software providers out there, but unlike some, QuickBooks Payroll has STP compliance built in. Plans start from just $22 a month, and you can add Payroll for just $5 per month, per employee paid*. So whatever your business, you can pay your staff with ease and confidence.

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I'm an existing user

If you're a QuickBooks user, you're in good hands—Our integrated payroll solution is 100% ATO compliant and Single Touch Payroll enabled. You can add Payroll to your plan from as little as $5 per month, per employee paid*

Find out how to enable STP in QuickBooks Online.

Find your perfect payroll

Already have QuickBooks? Enable payroll

Add Standard Payroll and pay $5/mo per employee paid. Add Advanced Payroll and pay $10 monthly fee + $5/mo per employee paid.
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$ /mo*
Save % for months
+ $10 monthly fee
+ $5 /mo per employee paid
  • Track income & expenses
  • Send custom invoices and quotes
  • Snap and store receipts
  • Track kilometres
  • Connect your bank
  • Track GST & e-lodge BAS
  • Cash flow planner
  • Insights & reports
  • Award rates
  • Rostering
  • Time & Attendance kiosk
  • Standard payroll functionality
  • Employee Self Service
  • WorkZone mobile app
  • Timesheets
  • Reporting
  • Single Touch Payroll reporting
  • Automated super payments
  • Leave management
Essentials
$
$ /mo*
Save % for months
+ $10 monthly fee
+ $5/mo per employee paid
  • Track income & expenses
  • Send custom invoices and quotes
  • Snap and store receipts
  • Track kilometres
  • Connect your bank
  • Track GST & e-lodge BAS
  • Cash flow planner
  • Insights & reports
  • Manage suppliers and bills
  • Multi-currency
  • Set-up recurring transactions
  • Manage users (up to 3)
  • Award rates
  • Rostering
  • Time & Attendance kiosk
  • Standard payroll functionality
  • Employee Self Service
  • WorkZone mobile app
  • Timesheets
  • Reporting
  • Single Touch Payroll reporting
  • Automated super payments
  • Leave management
Plus
$
$ /mo*
Save % for months
+ $10 monthly fee
+ $5/mo per employee paid
  • Track income & expenses
  • Send custom invoices and quotes
  • Snap and store receipts
  • Track kilometres
  • Connect your bank
  • Track GST & e-lodge BAS
  • Cash flow planner
  • Insights & reports
  • Manage suppliers and bills
  • Multi-currency
  • Set-up recurring transactions
  • Manage users (up to 5)
  • Track inventory
  • Track projects & locations
  • Manage budgets
  • Award rates
  • Rostering
  • Time & Attendance kiosk
  • Standard payroll functionality
  • Employee Self Service
  • WorkZone mobile app
  • Timesheets
  • Reporting
  • Single Touch Payroll reporting
  • Automated super payments
  • Leave management
All prices incl. GST
Single Touch Payroll checklist
Download the handy STP checklist to help get your payroll in order.

How to switch on STP in QuickBooks

  1. Sign in to your QuickBooks account
  2. Select Employees and sign up to KeyPay (our integrated payroll partner)
  3. Select Payroll settings then Electronic lodgement and STP
  4. Select Enable Single Touch Payroll

For a more detailed look at how to set up STP, click here.

Discover more about Single Touch Payroll (STP)

Whether you’re a small business owner or an accountant / bookkeeper, we’ve got you covered on Single Touch Payroll with tailored resources, guides and videos for your needs.

STP for small business

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STP for accountants & bookkeepers

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Hear how QuickBooks is helping our customers withSingle Touch Payroll compliance

I love how QuickBooks brings efficiency to our payroll. Hours are logged on-site with the app and we receive it instantly.

Ana Saad Co-Founder - J&JJ Landscaping

We use QuickBooks for most of our clients. It's STP compliant and has the tools that the building industry needs.

Maria Cavallaro, Founder - Tradie Troopers

Frequently asked questions about Single Touch Payroll (STP)