Payroll and STP topics https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/payroll-and-stp/misc/02/payroll-au Payroll and STP topics Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:04:47 GMT payroll-au 2019-08-20T14:04:47Z Finalise a pay run https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/finalise-a-pay-run/01/356275#M48 &nbsp; Have you completed a pay run? The next step is to finalise it.&nbsp; Finalising a pay run will lock the payroll data for that point in time. This will then make the payroll data available in reports and also allows pay slips for the pay run to be visible to employees from within the employee portal (if the 'publish pay slips' option has been selected). &nbsp; Finalising a pay run &nbsp; Select Employees from the left hand menu&nbsp; Select the Pay Runs tab, then select the Pay Period you wish to finalise&nbsp; Select Finalise Pay Run&nbsp; Update the Date Paid if appropriate and select your Lodge Pay Run with ATO preference Select your Publish Pay Slips and Notifications preferences&nbsp; Select Finalise&nbsp; &nbsp; Note: Lodge Pay Run with ATOis applicable to reports being lodged to the ATO for STP.&nbsp;&nbsp; Publishing pay slips will make them available for employees to view or download from the employee self-service portal or the WorkZone app (Note - the system will remember the options selected for pay slips. If you need to change these you can do so when finalising each pay run).&nbsp;&nbsp; Notifications: once the pay slips have been published you can send a notification to the employee advising them that their pay slips are available.&nbsp; &nbsp; Once the pay run is finalised the pay run will be locked.&nbsp; Should you need to edit the pay r... Mon, 12 Aug 2019 05:53:29 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/finalise-a-pay-run/01/356275#M48 QuickBooksHelp 2019-08-12T05:53:29Z Configuring Allowance settings for STP reporting https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/configuring-allowance-settings-for-stp-reporting/01/354825#M47 While setting up Single Touch Payroll (STP), specific types of allowances need to be separately itemised on the Income Statement, similar to what currently occurs with payment summaries. The difference with STP however, is that the separately itemised allowances need to be grouped and reported by categories.&nbsp; How to edit an Allowances To edit an allowance follow these steps:&nbsp; Select Employees from the left-hand menu Select the Payroll Settings tab, then select Pay Categories (Located under Pay Run Settings).&nbsp; Select the pay category you wish to edit&nbsp; Choose an option from the dropdown for Payment Summary Classification, then select Save &nbsp; How to classify allowances for STP&nbsp; Using the ATO guidance, each allowance category relates to one of the six Withholding for allowances tables that can be accessed from the ATO website here. If you are unsure of what your allowances should be classified as, please consult with the ATO or your bookkeeper or accountant.&nbsp; Below are examples for each allowance:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Table Payment Summary Classification Additional Notes: Table 1 Default or Allowance (Other) All Allowance types in table 1 should be classified as Default with the exception of Deductible expenses which should be classified as Allowance (Other).&nbsp;&nbsp; Examples of 'working conditions, quali... Thu, 08 Aug 2019 03:05:43 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/configuring-allowance-settings-for-stp-reporting/01/354825#M47 QuickBooksHelp 2019-08-08T03:05:43Z Create and manage Pay Categories https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/create-and-manage-pay-categories/01/354826#M46 Pay Categories are used to define the rates that employees are paid. Setting up your pay categories will help simplify the management of employee pay rates by:&nbsp; Automatically calculating linked rates through loading and penalty rate multipliers (e.g. Overtime + Weekend).&nbsp;&nbsp; Configuring super rates Configuring leave accrual Making allowances STP compliant &nbsp;Create a Pay Category &nbsp; &nbsp;You can Create a Pay Category using the following steps:&nbsp; &nbsp; Select Employees from the left hand menu, then select the Payroll Settings tab Select Pay Categories (located under Pay Run Settings), Then select Add&nbsp; Enter the Pay Category Name, then select Add Complete any relevant fields, then select Save.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Your Pay Category is now set up and can now be used in your next pay run &nbsp; Notes:&nbsp; Rate Loading - this is loading that is applied on top of the base rate that the pay category is linked to. For example, if you have a base rate of $20 and set a rate loading of 50%, then the linked rate will be $30. Penalty Loading - this is penalty loading that applied on top of the base rate and the rate loading.&nbsp; Payment Summary Classification - this is used for pay categories that need to be reported separately on an employee's payment summary or income statement. You can find more information about this in the fo... Thu, 08 Aug 2019 03:05:47 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/create-and-manage-pay-categories/01/354826#M46 QuickBooksHelp 2019-08-08T03:05:47Z How to apply leave adjustments https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/how-to-apply-leave-adjustments/01/354890#M45 Do you need to adjust an employees leave? There are two common scenarios for this: Annual leave was paid but it should have been recorded as sick/personal leave. An employee returns to work from leave early but the (whole) leave request has already been paid.&nbsp;&nbsp; Incorrect leave applied to a previous pay run To adjust leave in this scenario follow these steps:&nbsp; Note: you may choose to create an adhoc pay run or simply follow this process during your next scheduled pay run.&nbsp;&nbsp; Select Employees from the left hand menu, then select the New Pay Run button&nbsp; Select the Pay Schedule and any other relevant field, then select Create&nbsp; Select the Employee you wish to make the leave adjustment for to open up their record.&nbsp; Select the Action button and choose Adjust Leave&nbsp; Select the Leave Category you wish to reduce and enter the Hours (as a negative).&nbsp; Select the Action button and choose Adjust Leave&nbsp; Select the Leave Category you wish to increase and enter the Hours (as a positive).&nbsp; Tick the Apply Earnings Rules or Apply Loading checkboxes if applicable Enter any relevant Notes, then select Save&nbsp; Once the pay run is complete select Finalise Pay Run &nbsp; Note:&nbsp; Depending on the leave category settings and if the Apply Earnings Rules is ticked a line will be created on the employee’s earnings ... Thu, 08 Aug 2019 06:21:45 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/how-to-apply-leave-adjustments/01/354890#M45 QuickBooksHelp 2019-08-08T06:21:45Z How to create and pay fixed allowances https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/how-to-create-and-pay-fixed-allowances/01/354913#M44 Do you need to set up and process fixed allowances (such as phone, km and travel)? The following article will walk you through the process.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; How to set up an allowance The first step to setting up an allowance is to set up a pay category. You can set up a pay category using the following steps: Select Employees from the left-hand menu, then select the Payroll Settings tab Select Pay Categories (located under Pay Run Settings), Then select Add&nbsp; Enter the Pay Category Name, then select Add Under Units select Fixed&nbsp; If the allowance needs to reported separately for STP select the appropriate option from the Payment Summary Classification dropdown. Complete any other relevant fields, then select Save The allowance can now be applied to an employee, see below for further instructions on how to add to an employee on an ongoing or Adhoc basis Setting up an allowance for an employee on an ongoing basis For employees that are entitled to an allowance, you need to update their record. Select Employees from the left-hand menu Select the employee you wish to apply an allowance to.&nbsp; Select Pay Rates from the left-hand menu&nbsp; Enter in the allowance Rate and tick the box under the Show in Pay Run&nbsp; Select Save&nbsp; The Allowance will now automatically appear for the employee from your next pay r... Thu, 08 Aug 2019 09:37:33 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/how-to-create-and-pay-fixed-allowances/01/354913#M44 QuickBooksHelp 2019-08-08T09:37:33Z Set up and create ABA files in QuickBooks Payroll https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/set-up-and-create-aba-files-in-quickbooks-payroll/01/352990#M43 What is an ABA file?&nbsp; An ABA file is a file that is used by all major Australian financial institutions to make payments from one bank account to one or more other bank accounts.&nbsp; The most common way for employers to pay employees is via an ABA file which can be generated by their payroll software. Once you have your ABA file, it’s a simple matter of uploading it to your business internet banking portal and authorising the payment/s. Setting up ABA files in QuickBooks Payroll Before you can generate an ABA file, you need to first set up the ABA settings for your business using the following steps: Select Employees from the left-hand menu Select Payroll Settings and then Payment Files (located under Business Settings).&nbsp;&nbsp; Select Add Fill in the required details then select Save&nbsp; You will now be able to generate ABA files from within your pay runs.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Note: You have the option to set up multiple bank accounts to pay employees if you wish.&nbsp; What do the ABA file settings mean? The table below provides more information on the purpose of each of the ABA settings: Click Here Setting Required Description BSB Number YES The BSB number of the account that payroll payments will be made from Account Number YES The account number of the account that payroll payments will be made from Accou... Mon, 05 Aug 2019 06:29:38 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/set-up-and-create-aba-files-in-quickbooks-payroll/01/352990#M43 QuickBooksHelp 2019-08-05T06:29:38Z Delete a pay run https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/delete-a-pay-run/01/353792#M42 If a pay run has been finalised you’ll need to Unlock it first, Unlocking a pay run will enable you to edit, update and recalculate the amounts within a chosen pay run.&nbsp; Note: A pay run cannot be unlocked or deleted if automated super payments have been made from the pay run.&nbsp; Unlocking a Pay Run Select Employees from the left-hand menu&nbsp; Select Pay Runs and then select the Pay Run you wish to unlock&nbsp; Select Pay Run Actions then choose the Unlock Enter in a Comment about why you’re unlocking the Pay Run then select Unlock Deleting a Pay Run Select Employees from the left-hand menu&nbsp; Select Pay Runs and then select the Pay Run you wish to unlock&nbsp; Select Delete Pay Run then select Delete&nbsp; Note: Once the pay run is deleted, it cannot be undone. Any related data cannot be recovered or restored.&nbsp; Tue, 06 Aug 2019 03:43:28 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/delete-a-pay-run/01/353792#M42 QuickBooksHelp 2019-08-06T03:43:28Z Cashing out annual leave https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/cashing-out-annual-leave/01/353848#M41 Do you have an employee looking to cash out annual leave? In these scenarios, When “cashing out” annual leave, you are required to pay the full amount that they would otherwise have been paid, including super contributions. To cash out annual leave for an employee follow these simple steps: &nbsp;Creating a Pay Category for Leave Cash Out&nbsp; &nbsp; Select Employees from the left-hand menu&nbsp; Select the Payroll Settings tab, then select Pay Categories (Located under Pay Run settings).&nbsp;&nbsp; Select Add&nbsp; Enter the Pay Category Name as Leave Cash Out, then select Save&nbsp; Under Units, select Fixed&nbsp; Update any other appropriate fields, then select Save &nbsp; Note: By setting up the category as Fixed you can include it in a pay run without adjusting the normal hours they worked.&nbsp; Additionally "cashing out" annual leave generally does not accrue leave so by setting the Units to Fixed it will not accrue leave.&nbsp; &nbsp; Cashing out Annual Leave in a pay run Once the pay category is set up you can add it to their next pay run.&nbsp; Select Employees from the left-hand menu, then select New Pay Run&nbsp; Select the Pay Schedule and Pay Period then select Create&nbsp; Select the employee who is cashing out their annual leave Select Actions and choose Adjust Leave&nbsp; Select Annual Leave and enter the appropriate Hours (tick Apply Earnin... Tue, 06 Aug 2019 06:59:32 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/cashing-out-annual-leave/01/353848#M41 QuickBooksHelp 2019-08-06T06:59:32Z Setting up Deductions https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/setting-up-deductions/01/353870#M40 Simplify your payroll by setting up deductions which can be automatically paid to a bank account or super fund as well as set to automatically expire after a certain date or time. The first thing you need to do to start using deductions is to set up your deduction categories. This allows you to set up specific deduction categories which can be tailored to the needs of your business. Setting up deduction categories&nbsp; Select Employees &nbsp;from the left-hand menu&nbsp; Select the Payroll Settings tab then select Deduction Categories (located under Pay Run Settings).&nbsp; Select Add and enter a Name for the Deduction Enter the Deduction Type and any other relevant fields, then select Save&nbsp; Setting up a deduction for an employee&nbsp; Follow these steps to set up a deduction for an employee: Select Employees from the left-hand menu, then select the employee you wish to add the deduction to&nbsp; Select Pay Run Inclusions from the left-hand menu, then select the Add button next to Deductions.&nbsp; Select the Deduction Type and Amount &nbsp; Select the method This deduction should be paid Enter any other relevant fields (including start and end dates), then select Save The next time you process pay run that includes this employee, the deduction will automatically appear.&nbsp;&nbsp; Note: For Child Support Agency (CSA) deduc... Tue, 06 Aug 2019 08:37:21 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/setting-up-deductions/01/353870#M40 QuickBooksHelp 2019-08-06T08:37:21Z Terminating an Employee https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/terminating-an-employee/01/352992#M39 There are two ways you can terminate an employee. Within Employee Details: Follow this process if a termination pay is not required.&nbsp;&nbsp; Within a pay run: Follow this process if a termination pay is required.&nbsp; Note: If there are any unfinalised pay run for the employee, you will not be able to terminate until those pay runs have been finalised.&nbsp; Terminating an Employee within Employee Details Select Employees from the left-hand menu&nbsp; Select the employee you wish to terminate Scroll to the bottom and select Terminate Employee&nbsp; Enter the Terminate Date and then select Terminate&nbsp; Note: Terminating an employee will mark them as inactive and you will no longer be able to process pay runs for them. Terminating an employee via the pay run Select Employees from the left-hand menu&nbsp; Select New Pay Run&nbsp; Enter in the relevant fields, then select Create&nbsp; Select the employee you wish to terminate&nbsp; Select the Actions button then select Terminate Employee&nbsp; Enter the employee's Termination Date and then select Save Note: The employee's record will turn pink and will display calculated earnings and any accrued leave to be paid out as part of the termination pay. Additional information regarding termination pay.&nbsp; Any leave category set up to be paid out on termination will automatically be calcula... Mon, 05 Aug 2019 07:17:28 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/terminating-an-employee/01/352992#M39 QuickBooksHelp 2019-08-05T07:17:28Z QuickBooks Payroll Inclusion Changes 29 April 2019 https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/quickbooks-payroll-inclusion-changes-29-april-2019/01/296480#M32 Which QuickBooks payroll inclusions are changing? On the Simple Start plan, the payroll inclusions will change from one employee to four employees. On the Essentials plan, inclusions will change from three employees to seven employees. On the Plus plan, payroll inclusions will stay the same at 10 employees. When did this change happening? Payroll inclusions changed on 11 April for all existing and new customers. &nbsp; Why are these changes occurring? After reviewing feedback from our customers with the upcoming changes to Single Touch Payroll we’ve decided to increase of payroll inclusions to support small business through this transition. &nbsp; What if I want to downgrade my QuickBooks Online subscription now? You can downgrade your subscription in the Account and Settings section of QuickBooks Online. Click here for instructions. What if I want to upgrade my QuickBooks Online subscription now? You can upgrade your subscription in the Account and Settings section of QuickBooks Online. Click here for instructions. How are you telling customers about the payroll inclusion changes? All impacted customers will be emailed about the changes. Please make sure your email address is up to date so that you continue to receive important updates from us. &nbsp;In addition, we have set up an in-produc... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:54:00 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/quickbooks-payroll-inclusion-changes-29-april-2019/01/296480#M32 QuickBooksHelp 2019-07-18T13:54:00Z Single Touch Payroll - Troubleshooting errors https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/single-touch-payroll-troubleshooting-errors/01/289297#M31 This article describes how to resolve several of the common issues when getting started with Single Touch Payroll. Errors are either business related or employee specific.&nbsp; Business Errors Error: CMN.ATO.PAYEVNT.EM92172 "We were unable to process your submission because we already have a submission with this submission ID" &nbsp; This message typically appears where a business has multiple employing entities set up and an identical ABN has been used for two or more of these entities. The ATO believes this to be a duplicate lodgement which will cause the lodgement to fail. To resolve this, you will need to ensure all affected employees are transferred over to the one common employing entity. This is done via the employee's Tax File Declaration screen.&nbsp; If you require instructions on this refer to the following article:&nbsp;Updating Employee Tax File Declaration Error: CMN.ATO.GEN.200001 "An unexpected error has occurred. Please contact the Tax Office"&nbsp;Error CMN.ATO.GEN.200001 usually means one of two things. The employer has not enabled KeyPay as a hosted SBR software service within Access Manager. The employer is using a tax agent and has not appointed the tax agent within Access Manager. To determine whether electronic lodgement has been set up As&nbsp;the&nbsp;Employer&nbsp;or&nbsp;As a registered Tax/B... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:54:08 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/single-touch-payroll-troubleshooting-errors/01/289297#M31 QuickBooksHelp 2019-07-18T13:54:08Z Single Touch Payroll FAQs https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/single-touch-payroll-faqs/01/284211#M30 Want to learn more about Single Touch Payroll? We've put together a comprehensive FAQ of questions asked by users like you. What is Single Touch Payroll (STP)? Single Touch Payroll (also known as STP)&nbsp;is a government initiative to streamline your business reporting obligations regarding payroll. Put simply, STP requires employers (or their registered agent) to report payments such as salaries, wages, PAYG withholding, and superannuation information directly to the ATO from their payroll system. This must be reported after every pay run has been finalised by no later than the employee's payment date. Does electronic lodgement need to be enabled before enabling STP? Yes, electronic Lodgement will need to be set up prior to enabling STP, you can use the following guide for instructions on this: How do I enable Single Touch Payroll? &nbsp; Is STP an extra cost to my QBO subscription? There is no extra cost for STP, it’s included as part of your monthly subscription. &nbsp; What do I regarding year to date payroll information if I start STP before July 1 ? If you decide to start reporting STP before July first you should first create what is known an as Update Event. An Update event will report the YTD earnings for any employees you’ve paid throughout the financial year &nbsp;you can use the foll... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:54:12 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/single-touch-payroll-faqs/01/284211#M30 QuickBooksHelp 2019-07-18T13:54:12Z How do I enable Single Touch Payroll? https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/how-do-i-enable-single-touch-payroll/01/278818#M27 Looking to enable Single Touch Payroll (STP) in preparation for the July 1st? The following steps will ensure you’re compliant and ready for these changes.&nbsp;&nbsp; There are two parts to this process, firstly you’ll set up your ATO Supplier Settings, then you’ll need to setup Electronic Lodgement &amp; STP (If you have previously setup your ATO Supplier Settings you can jump straight to this part). &nbsp; Setting up ATO Supplier Settings &nbsp; Select Employees in the left hand menu Select the Payroll Settings tab Select ATO Settings From here the steps differ slightly if you are setting up as the employer, as a registered Tax/BAS Agent or as an intermediary for multiple employing entities. &nbsp; Lodging reports to the ATO as the employer: This option should be selected if no external TAX/BAS Agent will be lodging submissions to the ATO on the business's behalf and there is only one employing entity set up in the business. Lodging reports to the ATO as a registered tax/BAS agent: This option should be selected if an external tax/BAS Agent will be lodging submissions to the ATO on behalf of the business, even if there is one or more employing entity set up in the business. Lodging reports to the ATO as an intermediary for multiple employing entities: This option should be selected if the employer is l... Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:03:13 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/how-do-i-enable-single-touch-payroll/01/278818#M27 QuickBooksHelp 2019-08-20T00:03:13Z Create and lodge an update pay event https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/create-and-lodge-an-update-pay-event/01/275360#M26 Looking to finalise payroll and make adjustments for EOFY?&nbsp;Have you recently transferred your payroll data from another software looking to update the details of a pay event previously reported to the ATO?&nbsp; If so you’ll need to create an update event. Note: Update events are not associated with any pay runs and can only be created when an employee payment&nbsp;has not been made. Create an Updated Event Select Employees from the left-hand menu. Select the Reports tab. Select Single Touch Payroll (found under the ATO Reporting column). Select the Create Update Event button. Select the appropriate Financial Year and Pay Schedule, then select Create. All list of all employees related to that pay schedule will appear on the screen along with their year-to-date payroll details. Note: When an update event is generated: While you can filter your view by searching for a specific employee or by employing entity(if you have more than one employing entity set up in the business) when the event is lodged, it will lodge for all employees in that pay schedule. Employees who have been employed by more than one employing entity during the financial year will have a row of data per employing entity. Employees who have changed between a working holiday maker (Type: H) and a non-working holiday maker ... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:55:16 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/create-and-lodge-an-update-pay-event/01/275360#M26 QuickBooksHelp 2019-07-18T13:55:16Z Create and lodge a pay event https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/create-and-lodge-a-pay-event/01/275361#M25 What is a pay event? Whenever you create a pay run to an employee that is subject to withholding, they are require to lode a pay event with the ATO on or before the date the payment is made. A pay event reports an employee's year-to-date (YTD) gross payments, tax withheld, allowances, deductions, and superannuation liability information for each employee. As it is tracked throughout the financial year the pay event should include any employee that has been paid in the financial year regardless of whether or not they were paid in the most recent pay cycle. Put simply, once a pay run is finalised, a pay event should be lodged with the ATO. Additional information What is Single Touch Payroll? Pay run - Setup and Processing [Video] &nbsp;Create a pay event In order to create a pay event, you may first process a pay run, after enabling Single Touch Payroll (STP) you'll see you now have the option to either lodge a pay event immediately or at later date. Lodge Pay Run manually at a later date If you select this option, the pay run will be completed without a pay event being sent to the ATO. When you are ready to lodge the pay event: Select Employees in the left hand menu. Select the Pay Runs tab. Select the appropriate pay run. Select Lodge Pay Run with ATO. You will now be taken to the ... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:55:19 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/create-and-lodge-a-pay-event/01/275361#M25 QuickBooksHelp 2019-07-18T13:55:19Z What is Single Touch Payroll https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/what-is-single-touch-payroll/01/275362#M24 Single Touch Payroll (also known as STP)&nbsp; is a government initiative to streamline your business reporting obligations regarding payroll. Put simply, STP requires employers (or their registered agent) to report payments such salaries, wages, PAYG withholding, and superannuation information directly to the ATO from their payroll system. This must be reported after every pay run has been finalised by no later that the employee's payment date. Starting July 1, 2019, all employers must be STP compliant. Note: STP is already compulsory for employers with 20 or more employees. You may check ATO's website&nbsp;for additional information. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:55:42 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/what-is-single-touch-payroll/01/275362#M24 QuickBooksHelp 2019-07-18T13:55:42Z Deleting a pay or update event https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/deleting-a-pay-or-update-event/01/276634#M23 Learn about deleting a pay or update event. Pay events and update events that have been lodged to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) cannot be deleted. This is because the information has already been received by the ATO. If you need to update the YTD, Super contributions or other reportable components, you can do so in a subsequent pay event or you can run an ad-hoc pay run to account for the differences between what was reported and what actually occurred. For further guidance, you can reach out to the Australian Tax Office: <A href="https://www.ato.gov.au/About-ATO/Contact-us/" target="_blank">https://www.ato.gov.au/About-ATO/Contact-us/</A> If you have not lodged the update event it can be deleted: Select Employees from the left-hand menu. Within&nbsp;Employees&nbsp;select the Reports tab. Select Single Touch Payroll (under ATO Reporting). Select the update event you wish to delete. Select the Delete Update Event. Select Delete. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:55:26 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/deleting-a-pay-or-update-event/01/276634#M23 QuickBooksHelp 2019-07-18T13:55:26Z Share tips with your team https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/share-tips-with-your-team/01/262646#M22 Learn how to record and add a tip or gratuity in QuickBooks Online. Excellent service deserves recognition and a tip. You can record and share employee tips and gratuities in QuickBooks and add them directly to your sales form. Step 1: Create a Gratuity or Tips liability account (if you don't have one yet) Select the&nbsp;Gear icon. Under Your Company, choose Chart of Accounts. Select&nbsp;New at the upper right. From the Account Type drop-down, choose&nbsp;Other Current Liabilities. From the Detail Type drop-down, choose Other Current Liabilities. In the Name field, enter "Gratuity" or "Tip". Select&nbsp;Save and Close. Step 2: Set up the Product/Service item called Gratuity or Tip Note: Use this product/service when editing an invoice or sales receipt. If you use class tracking, you can reference the employee’s name and create reports to divide the tips. Select the Gear icon. Under All Lists, select Products and Services. Select New on the upper right. Select Non-inventory or Service as the item type. Name the item "Tip" or "Gratuity." From the Income account drop-down, choose the Tip or Gratuity liability account you created. From the Expense account drop-down, choose the Tip or Gratuity liability account you created. Select Save and close. Step 3: Add tips in the employee cheque Select the Cr... Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:50:00 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/share-tips-with-your-team/01/262646#M22 QuickBooksHelp 2019-07-18T18:50:00Z Add, edit, or inactivate an employee https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/add-edit-or-inactivate-an-employee/01/262736#M21 You can easily add, edit, or inactivate employees in QuickBooks Online even without subscribing to payroll. Add an employee Select Employees. Select Add an employee. Enter the employee's information. Select Save. You can repeat these steps to add additional employees. Edit an employee's information Select Employees. Under Action, select Edit. Edit the information you want to change. Select Save. Make an employee inactive Select Employees. Under Action, select the drop-down beside Edit. Select Make Inactive. If you decide to make the employee active again: Select the Gear icon below Add an employee. Select Include inactive. Select Make active. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:09:32 GMT https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/add-edit-or-inactivate-an-employee/01/262736#M21 QuickBooksHelp 2019-07-18T17:09:32Z
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<dc:date>2019-08-20T14:04:47Z</dc:date>
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<title>Finalise a pay run</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/finalise-a-pay-run/01/356275#M48
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&nbsp; Have you completed a pay run? The next step is to finalise it.&nbsp; Finalising a pay run will lock the payroll data for that point in time. This will then make the payroll data available in reports and also allows pay slips for the pay run to be visible to employees from within the employee portal (if the 'publish pay slips' option has been selected). &nbsp; Finalising a pay run &nbsp; Select Employees from the left hand menu&nbsp; Select the Pay Runs tab, then select the Pay Period you wish to finalise&nbsp; Select Finalise Pay Run&nbsp; Update the Date Paid if appropriate and select your Lodge Pay Run with ATO preference Select your Publish Pay Slips and Notifications preferences&nbsp; Select Finalise&nbsp; &nbsp; Note: Lodge Pay Run with ATOis applicable to reports being lodged to the ATO for STP.&nbsp;&nbsp; Publishing pay slips will make them available for employees to view or download from the employee self-service portal or the WorkZone app (Note - the system will remember the options selected for pay slips. If you need to change these you can do so when finalising each pay run).&nbsp;&nbsp; Notifications: once the pay slips have been published you can send a notification to the employee advising them that their pay slips are available.&nbsp; &nbsp; Once the pay run is finalised the pay run will be locked.&nbsp; Should you need to edit the pay r...
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<pubDate>Mon, 12 Aug 2019 05:53:29 GMT</pubDate>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/finalise-a-pay-run/01/356275#M48
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<dc:creator>QuickBooksHelp</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-12T05:53:29Z</dc:date>
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<title>Configuring Allowance settings for STP reporting</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/configuring-allowance-settings-for-stp-reporting/01/354825#M47
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While setting up Single Touch Payroll (STP), specific types of allowances need to be separately itemised on the Income Statement, similar to what currently occurs with payment summaries. The difference with STP however, is that the separately itemised allowances need to be grouped and reported by categories.&nbsp; How to edit an Allowances To edit an allowance follow these steps:&nbsp; Select Employees from the left-hand menu Select the Payroll Settings tab, then select Pay Categories (Located under Pay Run Settings).&nbsp; Select the pay category you wish to edit&nbsp; Choose an option from the dropdown for Payment Summary Classification, then select Save &nbsp; How to classify allowances for STP&nbsp; Using the ATO guidance, each allowance category relates to one of the six Withholding for allowances tables that can be accessed from the ATO website here. If you are unsure of what your allowances should be classified as, please consult with the ATO or your bookkeeper or accountant.&nbsp; Below are examples for each allowance:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Table Payment Summary Classification Additional Notes: Table 1 Default or Allowance (Other) All Allowance types in table 1 should be classified as Default with the exception of Deductible expenses which should be classified as Allowance (Other).&nbsp;&nbsp; Examples of 'working conditions, quali...
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<pubDate>Thu, 08 Aug 2019 03:05:43 GMT</pubDate>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/configuring-allowance-settings-for-stp-reporting/01/354825#M47
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<dc:creator>QuickBooksHelp</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-08T03:05:43Z</dc:date>
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<title>Create and manage Pay Categories</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/create-and-manage-pay-categories/01/354826#M46
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Pay Categories are used to define the rates that employees are paid. Setting up your pay categories will help simplify the management of employee pay rates by:&nbsp; Automatically calculating linked rates through loading and penalty rate multipliers (e.g. Overtime + Weekend).&nbsp;&nbsp; Configuring super rates Configuring leave accrual Making allowances STP compliant &nbsp;Create a Pay Category &nbsp; &nbsp;You can Create a Pay Category using the following steps:&nbsp; &nbsp; Select Employees from the left hand menu, then select the Payroll Settings tab Select Pay Categories (located under Pay Run Settings), Then select Add&nbsp; Enter the Pay Category Name, then select Add Complete any relevant fields, then select Save.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Your Pay Category is now set up and can now be used in your next pay run &nbsp; Notes:&nbsp; Rate Loading - this is loading that is applied on top of the base rate that the pay category is linked to. For example, if you have a base rate of $20 and set a rate loading of 50%, then the linked rate will be $30. Penalty Loading - this is penalty loading that applied on top of the base rate and the rate loading.&nbsp; Payment Summary Classification - this is used for pay categories that need to be reported separately on an employee's payment summary or income statement. You can find more information about this in the fo...
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<pubDate>Thu, 08 Aug 2019 03:05:47 GMT</pubDate>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/create-and-manage-pay-categories/01/354826#M46
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<dc:creator>QuickBooksHelp</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-08T03:05:47Z</dc:date>
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<title>How to apply leave adjustments</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/how-to-apply-leave-adjustments/01/354890#M45
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Do you need to adjust an employees leave? There are two common scenarios for this: Annual leave was paid but it should have been recorded as sick/personal leave. An employee returns to work from leave early but the (whole) leave request has already been paid.&nbsp;&nbsp; Incorrect leave applied to a previous pay run To adjust leave in this scenario follow these steps:&nbsp; Note: you may choose to create an adhoc pay run or simply follow this process during your next scheduled pay run.&nbsp;&nbsp; Select Employees from the left hand menu, then select the New Pay Run button&nbsp; Select the Pay Schedule and any other relevant field, then select Create&nbsp; Select the Employee you wish to make the leave adjustment for to open up their record.&nbsp; Select the Action button and choose Adjust Leave&nbsp; Select the Leave Category you wish to reduce and enter the Hours (as a negative).&nbsp; Select the Action button and choose Adjust Leave&nbsp; Select the Leave Category you wish to increase and enter the Hours (as a positive).&nbsp; Tick the Apply Earnings Rules or Apply Loading checkboxes if applicable Enter any relevant Notes, then select Save&nbsp; Once the pay run is complete select Finalise Pay Run &nbsp; Note:&nbsp; Depending on the leave category settings and if the Apply Earnings Rules is ticked a line will be created on the employee’s earnings ...
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<pubDate>Thu, 08 Aug 2019 06:21:45 GMT</pubDate>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/how-to-apply-leave-adjustments/01/354890#M45
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<dc:creator>QuickBooksHelp</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-08T06:21:45Z</dc:date>
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<title>How to create and pay fixed allowances</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/how-to-create-and-pay-fixed-allowances/01/354913#M44
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Do you need to set up and process fixed allowances (such as phone, km and travel)? The following article will walk you through the process.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; How to set up an allowance The first step to setting up an allowance is to set up a pay category. You can set up a pay category using the following steps: Select Employees from the left-hand menu, then select the Payroll Settings tab Select Pay Categories (located under Pay Run Settings), Then select Add&nbsp; Enter the Pay Category Name, then select Add Under Units select Fixed&nbsp; If the allowance needs to reported separately for STP select the appropriate option from the Payment Summary Classification dropdown. Complete any other relevant fields, then select Save The allowance can now be applied to an employee, see below for further instructions on how to add to an employee on an ongoing or Adhoc basis Setting up an allowance for an employee on an ongoing basis For employees that are entitled to an allowance, you need to update their record. Select Employees from the left-hand menu Select the employee you wish to apply an allowance to.&nbsp; Select Pay Rates from the left-hand menu&nbsp; Enter in the allowance Rate and tick the box under the Show in Pay Run&nbsp; Select Save&nbsp; The Allowance will now automatically appear for the employee from your next pay r...
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<pubDate>Thu, 08 Aug 2019 09:37:33 GMT</pubDate>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/how-to-create-and-pay-fixed-allowances/01/354913#M44
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<dc:creator>QuickBooksHelp</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-08T09:37:33Z</dc:date>
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<title>Set up and create ABA files in QuickBooks Payroll</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/set-up-and-create-aba-files-in-quickbooks-payroll/01/352990#M43
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What is an ABA file?&nbsp; An ABA file is a file that is used by all major Australian financial institutions to make payments from one bank account to one or more other bank accounts.&nbsp; The most common way for employers to pay employees is via an ABA file which can be generated by their payroll software. Once you have your ABA file, it’s a simple matter of uploading it to your business internet banking portal and authorising the payment/s. Setting up ABA files in QuickBooks Payroll Before you can generate an ABA file, you need to first set up the ABA settings for your business using the following steps: Select Employees from the left-hand menu Select Payroll Settings and then Payment Files (located under Business Settings).&nbsp;&nbsp; Select Add Fill in the required details then select Save&nbsp; You will now be able to generate ABA files from within your pay runs.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Note: You have the option to set up multiple bank accounts to pay employees if you wish.&nbsp; What do the ABA file settings mean? The table below provides more information on the purpose of each of the ABA settings: Click Here Setting Required Description BSB Number YES The BSB number of the account that payroll payments will be made from Account Number YES The account number of the account that payroll payments will be made from Accou...
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<pubDate>Mon, 05 Aug 2019 06:29:38 GMT</pubDate>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/set-up-and-create-aba-files-in-quickbooks-payroll/01/352990#M43
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<dc:creator>QuickBooksHelp</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-05T06:29:38Z</dc:date>
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<title>Delete a pay run</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/delete-a-pay-run/01/353792#M42
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If a pay run has been finalised you’ll need to Unlock it first, Unlocking a pay run will enable you to edit, update and recalculate the amounts within a chosen pay run.&nbsp; Note: A pay run cannot be unlocked or deleted if automated super payments have been made from the pay run.&nbsp; Unlocking a Pay Run Select Employees from the left-hand menu&nbsp; Select Pay Runs and then select the Pay Run you wish to unlock&nbsp; Select Pay Run Actions then choose the Unlock Enter in a Comment about why you’re unlocking the Pay Run then select Unlock Deleting a Pay Run Select Employees from the left-hand menu&nbsp; Select Pay Runs and then select the Pay Run you wish to unlock&nbsp; Select Delete Pay Run then select Delete&nbsp; Note: Once the pay run is deleted, it cannot be undone. Any related data cannot be recovered or restored.&nbsp;
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<pubDate>Tue, 06 Aug 2019 03:43:28 GMT</pubDate>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/delete-a-pay-run/01/353792#M42
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<dc:creator>QuickBooksHelp</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-06T03:43:28Z</dc:date>
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<title>Cashing out annual leave</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/cashing-out-annual-leave/01/353848#M41
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Do you have an employee looking to cash out annual leave? In these scenarios, When “cashing out” annual leave, you are required to pay the full amount that they would otherwise have been paid, including super contributions. To cash out annual leave for an employee follow these simple steps: &nbsp;Creating a Pay Category for Leave Cash Out&nbsp; &nbsp; Select Employees from the left-hand menu&nbsp; Select the Payroll Settings tab, then select Pay Categories (Located under Pay Run settings).&nbsp;&nbsp; Select Add&nbsp; Enter the Pay Category Name as Leave Cash Out, then select Save&nbsp; Under Units, select Fixed&nbsp; Update any other appropriate fields, then select Save &nbsp; Note: By setting up the category as Fixed you can include it in a pay run without adjusting the normal hours they worked.&nbsp; Additionally "cashing out" annual leave generally does not accrue leave so by setting the Units to Fixed it will not accrue leave.&nbsp; &nbsp; Cashing out Annual Leave in a pay run Once the pay category is set up you can add it to their next pay run.&nbsp; Select Employees from the left-hand menu, then select New Pay Run&nbsp; Select the Pay Schedule and Pay Period then select Create&nbsp; Select the employee who is cashing out their annual leave Select Actions and choose Adjust Leave&nbsp; Select Annual Leave and enter the appropriate Hours (tick Apply Earnin...
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<pubDate>Tue, 06 Aug 2019 06:59:32 GMT</pubDate>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/cashing-out-annual-leave/01/353848#M41
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<dc:creator>QuickBooksHelp</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-06T06:59:32Z</dc:date>
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<title>Setting up Deductions</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/setting-up-deductions/01/353870#M40
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Simplify your payroll by setting up deductions which can be automatically paid to a bank account or super fund as well as set to automatically expire after a certain date or time. The first thing you need to do to start using deductions is to set up your deduction categories. This allows you to set up specific deduction categories which can be tailored to the needs of your business. Setting up deduction categories&nbsp; Select Employees &nbsp;from the left-hand menu&nbsp; Select the Payroll Settings tab then select Deduction Categories (located under Pay Run Settings).&nbsp; Select Add and enter a Name for the Deduction Enter the Deduction Type and any other relevant fields, then select Save&nbsp; Setting up a deduction for an employee&nbsp; Follow these steps to set up a deduction for an employee: Select Employees from the left-hand menu, then select the employee you wish to add the deduction to&nbsp; Select Pay Run Inclusions from the left-hand menu, then select the Add button next to Deductions.&nbsp; Select the Deduction Type and Amount &nbsp; Select the method This deduction should be paid Enter any other relevant fields (including start and end dates), then select Save The next time you process pay run that includes this employee, the deduction will automatically appear.&nbsp;&nbsp; Note: For Child Support Agency (CSA) deduc...
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<pubDate>Tue, 06 Aug 2019 08:37:21 GMT</pubDate>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/setting-up-deductions/01/353870#M40
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<dc:creator>QuickBooksHelp</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-06T08:37:21Z</dc:date>
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<title>Terminating an Employee</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/terminating-an-employee/01/352992#M39
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There are two ways you can terminate an employee. Within Employee Details: Follow this process if a termination pay is not required.&nbsp;&nbsp; Within a pay run: Follow this process if a termination pay is required.&nbsp; Note: If there are any unfinalised pay run for the employee, you will not be able to terminate until those pay runs have been finalised.&nbsp; Terminating an Employee within Employee Details Select Employees from the left-hand menu&nbsp; Select the employee you wish to terminate Scroll to the bottom and select Terminate Employee&nbsp; Enter the Terminate Date and then select Terminate&nbsp; Note: Terminating an employee will mark them as inactive and you will no longer be able to process pay runs for them. Terminating an employee via the pay run Select Employees from the left-hand menu&nbsp; Select New Pay Run&nbsp; Enter in the relevant fields, then select Create&nbsp; Select the employee you wish to terminate&nbsp; Select the Actions button then select Terminate Employee&nbsp; Enter the employee's Termination Date and then select Save Note: The employee's record will turn pink and will display calculated earnings and any accrued leave to be paid out as part of the termination pay. Additional information regarding termination pay.&nbsp; Any leave category set up to be paid out on termination will automatically be calcula...
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<pubDate>Mon, 05 Aug 2019 07:17:28 GMT</pubDate>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/terminating-an-employee/01/352992#M39
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<dc:creator>QuickBooksHelp</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-05T07:17:28Z</dc:date>
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<title>QuickBooks Payroll Inclusion Changes 29 April 2019</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/quickbooks-payroll-inclusion-changes-29-april-2019/01/296480#M32
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Which QuickBooks payroll inclusions are changing? On the Simple Start plan, the payroll inclusions will change from one employee to four employees. On the Essentials plan, inclusions will change from three employees to seven employees. On the Plus plan, payroll inclusions will stay the same at 10 employees. When did this change happening? Payroll inclusions changed on 11 April for all existing and new customers. &nbsp; Why are these changes occurring? After reviewing feedback from our customers with the upcoming changes to Single Touch Payroll we’ve decided to increase of payroll inclusions to support small business through this transition. &nbsp; What if I want to downgrade my QuickBooks Online subscription now? You can downgrade your subscription in the Account and Settings section of QuickBooks Online. Click here for instructions. What if I want to upgrade my QuickBooks Online subscription now? You can upgrade your subscription in the Account and Settings section of QuickBooks Online. Click here for instructions. How are you telling customers about the payroll inclusion changes? All impacted customers will be emailed about the changes. Please make sure your email address is up to date so that you continue to receive important updates from us. &nbsp;In addition, we have set up an in-produc...
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<pubDate>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:54:00 GMT</pubDate>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/quickbooks-payroll-inclusion-changes-29-april-2019/01/296480#M32
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<dc:creator>QuickBooksHelp</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-18T13:54:00Z</dc:date>
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<title>Single Touch Payroll - Troubleshooting errors</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/single-touch-payroll-troubleshooting-errors/01/289297#M31
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This article describes how to resolve several of the common issues when getting started with Single Touch Payroll. Errors are either business related or employee specific.&nbsp; Business Errors Error: CMN.ATO.PAYEVNT.EM92172 "We were unable to process your submission because we already have a submission with this submission ID" &nbsp; This message typically appears where a business has multiple employing entities set up and an identical ABN has been used for two or more of these entities. The ATO believes this to be a duplicate lodgement which will cause the lodgement to fail. To resolve this, you will need to ensure all affected employees are transferred over to the one common employing entity. This is done via the employee's Tax File Declaration screen.&nbsp; If you require instructions on this refer to the following article:&nbsp;Updating Employee Tax File Declaration Error: CMN.ATO.GEN.200001 "An unexpected error has occurred. Please contact the Tax Office"&nbsp;Error CMN.ATO.GEN.200001 usually means one of two things. The employer has not enabled KeyPay as a hosted SBR software service within Access Manager. The employer is using a tax agent and has not appointed the tax agent within Access Manager. To determine whether electronic lodgement has been set up As&nbsp;the&nbsp;Employer&nbsp;or&nbsp;As a registered Tax/B...
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<pubDate>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:54:08 GMT</pubDate>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/single-touch-payroll-troubleshooting-errors/01/289297#M31
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<dc:creator>QuickBooksHelp</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-18T13:54:08Z</dc:date>
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<title>Single Touch Payroll FAQs</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/single-touch-payroll-faqs/01/284211#M30
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Want to learn more about Single Touch Payroll? We've put together a comprehensive FAQ of questions asked by users like you. What is Single Touch Payroll (STP)? Single Touch Payroll (also known as STP)&nbsp;is a government initiative to streamline your business reporting obligations regarding payroll. Put simply, STP requires employers (or their registered agent) to report payments such as salaries, wages, PAYG withholding, and superannuation information directly to the ATO from their payroll system. This must be reported after every pay run has been finalised by no later than the employee's payment date. Does electronic lodgement need to be enabled before enabling STP? Yes, electronic Lodgement will need to be set up prior to enabling STP, you can use the following guide for instructions on this: How do I enable Single Touch Payroll? &nbsp; Is STP an extra cost to my QBO subscription? There is no extra cost for STP, it’s included as part of your monthly subscription. &nbsp; What do I regarding year to date payroll information if I start STP before July 1 ? If you decide to start reporting STP before July first you should first create what is known an as Update Event. An Update event will report the YTD earnings for any employees you’ve paid throughout the financial year &nbsp;you can use the foll...
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<pubDate>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:54:12 GMT</pubDate>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/single-touch-payroll-faqs/01/284211#M30
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<dc:creator>QuickBooksHelp</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-18T13:54:12Z</dc:date>
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<title>How do I enable Single Touch Payroll?</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/how-do-i-enable-single-touch-payroll/01/278818#M27
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Looking to enable Single Touch Payroll (STP) in preparation for the July 1st? The following steps will ensure you’re compliant and ready for these changes.&nbsp;&nbsp; There are two parts to this process, firstly you’ll set up your ATO Supplier Settings, then you’ll need to setup Electronic Lodgement &amp; STP (If you have previously setup your ATO Supplier Settings you can jump straight to this part). &nbsp; Setting up ATO Supplier Settings &nbsp; Select Employees in the left hand menu Select the Payroll Settings tab Select ATO Settings From here the steps differ slightly if you are setting up as the employer, as a registered Tax/BAS Agent or as an intermediary for multiple employing entities. &nbsp; Lodging reports to the ATO as the employer: This option should be selected if no external TAX/BAS Agent will be lodging submissions to the ATO on the business's behalf and there is only one employing entity set up in the business. Lodging reports to the ATO as a registered tax/BAS agent: This option should be selected if an external tax/BAS Agent will be lodging submissions to the ATO on behalf of the business, even if there is one or more employing entity set up in the business. Lodging reports to the ATO as an intermediary for multiple employing entities: This option should be selected if the employer is l...
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<pubDate>Tue, 20 Aug 2019 00:03:13 GMT</pubDate>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/how-do-i-enable-single-touch-payroll/01/278818#M27
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<dc:creator>QuickBooksHelp</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-08-20T00:03:13Z</dc:date>
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<title>Create and lodge an update pay event</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/create-and-lodge-an-update-pay-event/01/275360#M26
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Looking to finalise payroll and make adjustments for EOFY?&nbsp;Have you recently transferred your payroll data from another software looking to update the details of a pay event previously reported to the ATO?&nbsp; If so you’ll need to create an update event. Note: Update events are not associated with any pay runs and can only be created when an employee payment&nbsp;has not been made. Create an Updated Event Select Employees from the left-hand menu. Select the Reports tab. Select Single Touch Payroll (found under the ATO Reporting column). Select the Create Update Event button. Select the appropriate Financial Year and Pay Schedule, then select Create. All list of all employees related to that pay schedule will appear on the screen along with their year-to-date payroll details. Note: When an update event is generated: While you can filter your view by searching for a specific employee or by employing entity(if you have more than one employing entity set up in the business) when the event is lodged, it will lodge for all employees in that pay schedule. Employees who have been employed by more than one employing entity during the financial year will have a row of data per employing entity. Employees who have changed between a working holiday maker (Type: H) and a non-working holiday maker ...
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<pubDate>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:55:16 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:date>2019-07-18T13:55:16Z</dc:date>
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<title>Create and lodge a pay event</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/create-and-lodge-a-pay-event/01/275361#M25
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What is a pay event? Whenever you create a pay run to an employee that is subject to withholding, they are require to lode a pay event with the ATO on or before the date the payment is made. A pay event reports an employee's year-to-date (YTD) gross payments, tax withheld, allowances, deductions, and superannuation liability information for each employee. As it is tracked throughout the financial year the pay event should include any employee that has been paid in the financial year regardless of whether or not they were paid in the most recent pay cycle. Put simply, once a pay run is finalised, a pay event should be lodged with the ATO. Additional information What is Single Touch Payroll? Pay run - Setup and Processing [Video] &nbsp;Create a pay event In order to create a pay event, you may first process a pay run, after enabling Single Touch Payroll (STP) you'll see you now have the option to either lodge a pay event immediately or at later date. Lodge Pay Run manually at a later date If you select this option, the pay run will be completed without a pay event being sent to the ATO. When you are ready to lodge the pay event: Select Employees in the left hand menu. Select the Pay Runs tab. Select the appropriate pay run. Select Lodge Pay Run with ATO. You will now be taken to the ...
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<pubDate>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:55:19 GMT</pubDate>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/create-and-lodge-a-pay-event/01/275361#M25
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<dc:creator>QuickBooksHelp</dc:creator>
<dc:date>2019-07-18T13:55:19Z</dc:date>
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<title>What is Single Touch Payroll</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/what-is-single-touch-payroll/01/275362#M24
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Single Touch Payroll (also known as STP)&nbsp; is a government initiative to streamline your business reporting obligations regarding payroll. Put simply, STP requires employers (or their registered agent) to report payments such salaries, wages, PAYG withholding, and superannuation information directly to the ATO from their payroll system. This must be reported after every pay run has been finalised by no later that the employee's payment date. Starting July 1, 2019, all employers must be STP compliant. Note: STP is already compulsory for employers with 20 or more employees. You may check ATO's website&nbsp;for additional information.
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<pubDate>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:55:42 GMT</pubDate>
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<title>Deleting a pay or update event</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/deleting-a-pay-or-update-event/01/276634#M23
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Learn about deleting a pay or update event. Pay events and update events that have been lodged to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) cannot be deleted. This is because the information has already been received by the ATO. If you need to update the YTD, Super contributions or other reportable components, you can do so in a subsequent pay event or you can run an ad-hoc pay run to account for the differences between what was reported and what actually occurred. For further guidance, you can reach out to the Australian Tax Office: <A href="https://www.ato.gov.au/About-ATO/Contact-us/" target="_blank">https://www.ato.gov.au/About-ATO/Contact-us/</A> If you have not lodged the update event it can be deleted: Select Employees from the left-hand menu. Within&nbsp;Employees&nbsp;select the Reports tab. Select Single Touch Payroll (under ATO Reporting). Select the update event you wish to delete. Select the Delete Update Event. Select Delete.
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<pubDate>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:55:26 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:date>2019-07-18T13:55:26Z</dc:date>
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<title>Share tips with your team</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/share-tips-with-your-team/01/262646#M22
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Learn how to record and add a tip or gratuity in QuickBooks Online. Excellent service deserves recognition and a tip. You can record and share employee tips and gratuities in QuickBooks and add them directly to your sales form. Step 1: Create a Gratuity or Tips liability account (if you don't have one yet) Select the&nbsp;Gear icon. Under Your Company, choose Chart of Accounts. Select&nbsp;New at the upper right. From the Account Type drop-down, choose&nbsp;Other Current Liabilities. From the Detail Type drop-down, choose Other Current Liabilities. In the Name field, enter "Gratuity" or "Tip". Select&nbsp;Save and Close. Step 2: Set up the Product/Service item called Gratuity or Tip Note: Use this product/service when editing an invoice or sales receipt. If you use class tracking, you can reference the employee’s name and create reports to divide the tips. Select the Gear icon. Under All Lists, select Products and Services. Select New on the upper right. Select Non-inventory or Service as the item type. Name the item "Tip" or "Gratuity." From the Income account drop-down, choose the Tip or Gratuity liability account you created. From the Expense account drop-down, choose the Tip or Gratuity liability account you created. Select Save and close. Step 3: Add tips in the employee cheque Select the Cr...
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<pubDate>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:50:00 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:date>2019-07-18T18:50:00Z</dc:date>
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<title>Add, edit, or inactivate an employee</title>
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https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-au/payroll-and-stp/add-edit-or-inactivate-an-employee/01/262736#M21
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You can easily add, edit, or inactivate employees in QuickBooks Online even without subscribing to payroll. Add an employee Select Employees. Select Add an employee. Enter the employee's information. Select Save. You can repeat these steps to add additional employees. Edit an employee's information Select Employees. Under Action, select Edit. Edit the information you want to change. Select Save. Make an employee inactive Select Employees. Under Action, select the drop-down beside Edit. Select Make Inactive. If you decide to make the employee active again: Select the Gear icon below Add an employee. Select Include inactive. Select Make active.
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<pubDate>Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:09:32 GMT</pubDate>
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<dc:date>2019-07-18T17:09:32Z</dc:date>
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