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  • What Single Touch Payroll means for employees

    Here are some of the changes you will see if your employer reports to us through Single Touch Payroll (STP).

    You will see your year-to-date tax and super information by logging in to myGov and accessing ATO online services:

    • It’s easy to set up and manage a myGov account if you don’t have one.
      • You will need an email address to create your account.
      • You can then use your email address or mobile phone number to sign in.
    • It’s not compulsory to have a myGov account. However, you won’t be able to see your year-to-date tax and super information online without one.

    Each time your employer pays you, your year-to-date tax and super information will be updated in myGov:

    • It may take a few days for your myGov information to be updated after your employer pays you.
    • Year-to-date information is a total of the payments made by your employer since the start of the financial year.

    Your payment summary information will also be in myGov:

    • Your payment summary information is called an income statement in myGov. This is the equivalent of a payment summary (which some people call a group certificate).
    • Your employer does not have to give you an end-of-year payment summary for the information they report through STP.
    • Your income statement will be available in myGov after the end of the financial year. If your employer has already started STP reporting, see Accessing your income statement or payment summary information online.
    • We’ll send a notification to your myGov Inbox when your income statement is ‘tax-ready’ so you or your registered tax agent can then complete your tax return.
    • You’ll be able to contact us for a copy of your income statement.
    • You can continue to lodge your tax return as you do now. This may be through a registered tax agent or myTax.

    You can check if your super has been paid:

    • Your employer will tell us how much super they are required to pay to your fund.
    • Your super fund will let us know when your employer has made the payment.
    • Just remember, employers pay super contributions at different times, and that’s OK. However, they must pay at least quarterly.

    Your registered tax agent will also be able to access your STP information.

    • Your tax agent will know if your employer reports through STP.
    • Your income statement will be available for your agent to prepare your tax return.

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    Last modified: 09 Apr 2019QC 56168