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  • Single Touch Payroll

    Single Touch Payroll (STP) streamlines employer reporting to government agencies.

    What STP is
    Explains what Single Touch Payroll (STP) is and how to use it to report your payroll information each pay day.

    Expanding Single Touch Payroll (Phase 2)
    Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 will streamline reporting information about employees to government agencies.

    News, events and resources
    Resources to help you understand Single Touch Payroll (STP), such as employer guides, factsheets, and webinars.

    STP reporting options
    There are different Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting options depending on the number and type of your employees.

    How to report
    You can send Single Touch Payroll (STP) data to us in a few ways.

    Start reporting
    Checklists, troubleshooting and employer reporting guidelines to help you report through Single Touch Payroll (STP).

    Concessional reporting
    Employers who need to transition to Single Touch Payroll reporting may have concessional reporting options.

    Need more time
    Depending on your situation, you may be exempt from Single Touch Payroll reporting or able to defer reporting.

    When STP reporting can cease
    When Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting can cease and what to do if you no longer have STP reporting obligations.

    Single Touch Payroll for intermediaries
    Registered agents providing a payroll service and insolvency practitioners need to understand Single Touch Payroll.

    Single Touch Payroll for employees
    Your year-to-date tax and super information is available in ATO online services (accessed through myGov).

    ATO PAYG withholding pre-fill for activity statements
    From July 2023, we'll use your STP reports to help prepare your electronic activity statements in ATO online services.

    Lodgment reminder pilot
    From July 2023, we’re running an activity statement lodgment reminder pilot for 3,000 randomly selected employers.

    Last modified: 10 Nov 2021QC 54701