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  • STP extended to small employers

    Legislation to extend Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting to all employers from 1 July 2019 has been passed by parliament and is now law.

    STP changes the way employers report their employees' tax and super information to us.

    Using payroll or accounting software that offers STP, employers now send their employees' tax and super information to us each time they run their payroll and pay their employees.

    We understand this is a big change for small employers and the deadline of 1 July could be difficult. So employers with 19 or less employees can start reporting any time from 1 July – 30 September. If they start during this period they will be reporting on time.

    As a first step, talk to your accountant or tax adviser to understand your options. If you use payroll software, talk to your provider to find out what you need to do to update your software and start reporting.

    There is a range of resources on our website to help you get ready, including transition options available for small employers and information on applying for extra time if you need it.

    Listen to our webinar, How to transition to Single Touch Payroll for small employers, where we talk about transition options and how we will help small employers move to STP reporting.

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    Last modified: 08 Mar 2019QC 58190