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How to create and lodge a PAYG Payment Summary Report

SOLVEDby QuickBooksQuickBooks Online25Updated June 23, 2022

Note: This only applies to businesses that are exempt from reporting Single Touch Payroll (STP) for the 2021/2022 financial year.

You are now able to lodge the PAYG payment summaries electronically through the payroll platform. If you prefer, you can download an EMDUPE and lodge the report yourself.

Before you begin the lodgement process:

  • Make sure your company details are recorded correctly in the ATO Settings screen, accessible from Payroll Settings.
  • Enable electronic lodgement from QuickBooks Payroll to the ATO. This can be accessed from the ATO Settings screen, then navigating to the Electronic Lodgement & STP screen.
  • Make sure you have published the employee payment summaries.

How to lodge a PAYG Payment Summary Report via SBR

Note: Electronic submission of payment summaries is not allowed when the payee address details are incomplete, employees have supplied an invalid TFN, or Single Touch Payroll has been enabled for your company in the ATO Settings.

  1. Go to Business overview, select Reports (Take me there).
  2. Select Payment Summaries (located under ATO Reporting). 
  3. Choose the appropriate filters then select Show Payment Summaries. 
  4. Select Lodge.
  5. Read and tick the terms and conditions, then select Lodge now.
  6. Select Close.

Once you lodge Payment Summaries you'll be able to view a Lodgement Receipt number by hovering over the Status field on the payment summary.

Note: If you have unpublished payment summaries when you commence the lodgement process, you'll be provided with a warning, but you can still lodge the payment summaries. However, you will need to submit a further lodgement once the unpublished payment summaries are published.

How to download an EMDUPE file of the PAYG Payment Summary 

  1. Go to Business overview, select Reports (Take me there), then select Payment Summaries (located under ATO Reporting). 
  2. Choose the appropriate filters then select Show Payment Summaries
  3. Select EMDUPE.
  4. The EMDUPE file will now be downloaded.

From here you’ll need to refer to the ATO website for further guidance.

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