14 October 2021
Single Touch Payroll (STP), also known as STP Phase 2, is expanding from 1 January 2022.
While the mandatory start date is 1 January 2022, our approach to STP Phase 2 will be flexible, reasonable and pragmatic. This builds on the approach that we took to support employers transitioning to STP reporting.
If the payroll solution you use is ready by 1 January 2022, you should start Phase 2 reporting if you can. However, you’ll be considered to be reporting on time if you start Phase 2 before 1 March 2022. You won't need to apply for more time.
If your digital service provider needs more time to update their solutions to offer STP Phase 2 reporting, they can apply for a deferral which will cover you. Your provider will let you know if they have a deferral. Again, you won't need to apply for more time.
A range of support and materials are available to help you understand the changes, including a webinar series.
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Learn more about STP Phase 2 with the next two webinars in our series.
Eligibility and due date information for those who report quarterly through STP.
Register now for our Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 webinar series.