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  • Learn about what STP Phase 2 means for you

    Single Touch Payroll (STP) will be expanded to include additional information.

    This expansion, also known as STP Phase 2, will reduce the reporting burden for employers who report to other government agencies and support the administration of the social security system.

    STP Phase 2 reporting starts 1 January 2022. If you employ staff, you'll need to be ready for this change.

    It means changes to the way you report:

    • amounts paid to staff - instead of reporting a single gross amount, you'll separately show items such as overtime, paid leave, and bonuses and commissions
    • income types - you'll include information such as whether a payment is regular salary and wages or income for working holiday makers
    • employment conditions - you'll provide some additional information such as whether your employee is fulltime, part-time or casual and if they leave, the reason they stop working with you.

    The way you lodge and the due date of your STP reports won't change.

    Your STP-enabled software will be updated by your software provider. They will let you know the next steps you should take.

    Check our guidelines to help you understand the changes and what they mean for you.

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    Last modified: 06 Jul 2021QC 66226