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  • Single Touch Payroll for employees

    We have produced the following summary factsheet as a handy resource:

    The way employers report employee's tax and super information to the ATO is changing from 1 July 2018. This reporting change is called Single Touch Payroll (STP).

    You will continue to be paid the same way. It just means your employer will be sending us your tax and super information each time they pay you.

    What STP means for you

    You will have more access to your information online when your employer starts reporting using Single Touch Payroll (STP):

    You will be able to see your year-to-date information online through myGov.

    • Once your employer starts reporting to us through STP you will see your year-to-date tax and super information online. This will be available by logging into myGov and accessing ATO online services.
    • It is not mandatory for you to have a myGov account. However, if you want to access your information throughout the year you will need one.

    You can check if your super has been paid.

    • Super funds will also be reporting to us more frequently from 2019. When your employer pays your super contribution, the super fund will report that information to us. This will enable us to make sure your employer is paying your super entitlements.

    Your employer may change the way they give you a payment summary.

    • Some employers will no longer need to give their employees payment summaries for the information they report through STP
    • You will be able to access your payment information through myGov. If you choose not to have a myGov account you can contact us for a copy of your payment information.
    • Your employer should let you know if there is any change to the way they issue payment summaries. They may choose to keep doing what they do now.

    More of your information will be pre-filled into myTax.

    • This is important for anyone who prepares and lodges their own tax return through the ATO’s online service myTax. Your registered agent will also be able to access this information.

    When you start a new job, you may have the option to electronically complete a pre-filled Tax file number declaration and Superannuation standard choice form online.

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    About myGov

    MyGov is a fast, simple way to access government services online.

    When you link your myGov account to the ATO, you can manage your tax and super in one place.

    You can use our online services any time to access a range of tax and super services, lodge your tax return and keep track of your super.

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    Last modified: 24 May 2018QC 54706