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How to correct STP amounts that have been lodged under the wrong ABN or ABN branch code

Learn how to undo lodged STP events if they were lodged under the wrong ABN or ABN branch code and relodge them into the correct one.

There are two main steps you need to complete:

  1. Reverse the payroll data you've lodged to the wrong ABN or ABN branch code
  2. Re-lodge them under the correct ABN or ABN branch code

Reverse the payroll data that you've lodged to the wrong ABN or ABN branch code

Step 1: Delete any failed STP update or finalisation events

  1. Select Employees.
  2. Select the Reports tab.
  3. Select Single Touch Payroll (located under ATO Reporting).
  4. Select an event that has the Status "Failed" or "Created".
  5. Select Delete Update Event (or Delete Finalisation Event).
  6. Repeat this process for any other relevant events.

Step 2: Ensure the "wrong" ABN or ABN branch code is listed in the ATO Settings

  1. Select Employees.
  2. Select the Payroll Settings tab.
  3. Select Details (located under Business Settings).
  4. Check the ABN and change it back to the "wrong" one if needed.
  5. If changing the ABN branch code, select ATO Settings (located under Business Settings).
  6. Check the ABN and branch code, then update the Branch Code if required.
  7. Select Save.

Step 3: Lodge an STP earnings reset event

  1. Select Employees.
  2. Select the Reports tab.
  3. Select Single Touch Payroll (located under ATO Reporting).
  4. In the Create Update Event dropdown menu, select Create Earnings Reset Event.
  5. Read the information message and select Continue.
  6. Select the affected Financial Year, Employing Entity, and Employees (if applicable).
  7. Select Create.
  8. Review the Earnings Reset Event to make sure that all figures listed say $0.00.
  9. Select Lodge with ATO. This will "reset" the amounts the ATO has for that ABN or ABN branch code back to zero.

Note: If you cannot click on the “Create Earnings Reset Event” option, this means you haven’t lodged any successful events for that financial year and so should not create an earnings reset event. Check that you have entered the "wrong" ABN or ABN branch code as listed in Step 2.

Re-lodge the payroll data under the correct ABN or ABN Branch number

Step 1: Update the default ABN or ABN branch number to the correct one

To update the ABN:

  1. Select Employees.
  2. Select the Payroll Settings tab.
  3. Select Details (located under Business Settings).
  4. Update the ABN.
  5. Scroll down and select Save.

To update the ABN Branch Number:

  1. Select Employees.
  2. Select the Payroll Settings tab.
  3. Select ATO Settings (located under Business Settings).
  4. Update the Branch Number.
  5. Select Save.

Note: Ensure the new ABN or ABN branch code you have applied is connected to the ATO, or you'll get an error with lodging.

Step 2: Create an Update Event to apply payroll data to the new ABN or ABN branch code

  1. Select Employees.
  2. Select the Reports tab.
  3. Select Single Touch Payroll (located under ATO Reporting).
  4. Select Create Update Event.
  5. Select the financial year and main pay schedule, then select Create.
  6. The Update Event will appear with the year-to-date figures of all finalised payruns. Check that these figures are correct.
  7. Select Lodge with ATO.

Once successful, the ATO will have your payroll figures attributed to the new ABN or ABN branch code.

 

Content sourced from KeyPay

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