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  • Employer checklist to help you get ready

    Step 1: Do a headcount of the employees you have on 1 April 2018

    Count the number of employees you have on your payroll on 1 April 2018 to find out if you are a ‘substantial employer’.

    If you have 20 or more employees on that date you will need to report through Single Touch Payroll.

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    Step 2: Update your payroll solution when it’s ready

    We understand you want to know when you payroll solution will be ready.

    Right now, payroll software and service providers are updating their products.

    A software product catalogueExternal Link is available on the Australian Business Software Industry Association (ABSIA) website. The catalogue will be updated as payroll solutions are Single Touch Payroll-enabled.

    You may wish to talk to your payroll software or service provider or third party provider to find out more information about your product, and when it will be ready.

    Step 3: Start reporting through Single Touch Payroll

    You can start reporting when your payroll solution is ready.

    You will not be penalised

    You will not be liable to pay a penalty for a late report during the first 12 months you are required to report through Single Touch Payroll, unless the Commissioner first gives you written notice advising that a failure to report on time in the future may attract a penalty.

    It’s okay if you make a mistake

    When you start reporting through your Single Touch Payroll-enabled payroll solution, you will be able to correct any errors you make in a later Single Touch Payroll report.

    PAYG withholding payments

    You will still have the option to pay your PAYG withholding more regularly, for example, when you pay your staff. However, there is no change to current payment due dates.

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      Last modified: 17 Oct 2017QC 50662