Single Touch Payroll (STP) at a glance

What is Single Touch Payroll?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is the new way to report wages, PAYG and super to the ATO. Instead of waiting until the end of the financial year, employee payroll info is reported every time they get paid.

 

  • Streamlined reporting

    Automatically send payroll info pay run.

  • Fast and accurate processing

    No more manual data entry.

  • Easier at tax time

    Save time and paperwork at the end of the financial year.

Who needs Single Touch Payroll?

If you manage payroll for your business, you will need to comply with Single Touch Payroll legislation. To help with the big move, the ATO has delayed the rollout for smaller businesses. See where you fit in:

each
1 - 19
Employees

You have until 1 July 2019 to get STP compliant.

20+
Employees

You should already be STP compliant.

To find out which employees to count when doing a headcount, click here. Micro employers have between 1 July to 30 September 2019 to start reporting.

When is the deadline for Single Touch Payroll?

According to the ATO, small employees with 19 or less employees need to report their employees' payroll information through Single Touch Payroll by 30 September 2019.

 

For micro employers with less than 4 employees, they can be Single Touch Payroll compliant by reporting through their registered tax or BAS agent every quarter.

 

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

How to get Single Touch Payroll

QuickBooks Online has an integrated payroll solution, powered by KeyPay. It does the maths and stays on top of ATO and SuperStream requirements, helping to keep your payroll accurate, on time and STP compliant.

 

  1. Create a QuickBooks account

  2. Enable STP

  3. Process a pay run

QuickBooks and KeyPay

KeyPay's powerful payroll software seamlessly integrates with QuickBooks Online. So you can pay your staff, generate payslips and calculate Payroll Tax, all without leaving QuickBooks Online.

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is the new way to report wages, PAYG and super to the ATO. Instead of waiting until the end of the financial year, employee payroll info is reported every time they get paid.

 

  • Streamlined reporting

    Automatically send payroll info each pay run.


  • Fast and accurate processing

    No more manual data entry.


  • Easier at tax time

    Save time and paperwork at the end of the financial year.

If you manage payroll for your business, you will need to comply with Single Touch Payroll legislation. To help with the big move, the ATO has delayed the rollout for smaller businesses. See where you fit in:

1 - 19
Employees

You have until 1 July 2019 to get STP compliant.

20+
Employees

You should already be STP compliant.

To find out which employees to count when doing a headcount, click here. Micro employers have between 1 July to 30 September 2019 to start reporting.

According to the ATO, small employees with 19 or less employees need to report their employees' payroll information through Single Touch Payroll by 30 September 2019.

 

For micro employers with less than 4 employees, they can be Single Touch Payroll compliant by reporting through their registered tax or BAS agent every quarter.

 

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

QuickBooks Online has an integrated payroll solution, powered by KeyPay. It does the maths and stays on top of ATO and SuperStream requirements, helping to keep your payroll accurate, on time and STP compliant.

 

  1. Create a QuickBooks account

  2. Enable STP

  3. Process a pay run

KeyPay's powerful payroll software seamlessly integrates with QuickBooks Online. So you can pay your staff, generate payslips and calculate Payroll Tax, all without leaving QuickBooks Online.

Single Touch Payroll (STP) benefits    See all

 

Becoming STP ready is more than just adopting new accounting software. With QuickBooks, you can be confident that your books are accurate, your staff are paid, and your business is ATO compliant.

How Single Touch Payroll (STP) works      See all

 

Whatever your business, if you pay staff, you'll need to know about STP. We've been working closely with the ATO to make sure you know exactly what to do and when to do it.

More about QuickBooks    

 

STP is just the beginning. Choose QuickBooks, and you get more than just compliance. Our smarter business tools will change the way you work and run your business.

Plans and pricing

 

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