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Use the Employees menu in Online services for business to manage your employer obligations.

Last updated 13 November 2023

Single Touch Payroll

Single Touch Payroll (STP) functions include:

  • STP reporting
  • STP deferral and exemption requests.

STP reporting

The STP reporting screen provides a list of the STP reports you have successfully lodged with the ATO and will display:

  • all STP reporting event types (pay, update and adjustment)
  • employer (payer) totals:
    • the gross payments made to employee (payees)
    • any PAYG withholding (where applicable).

We use these amounts to pre-fill labels W1 and W2 in activity statements.

Note: Update events only correct employee year-to-date amounts and will not include employer (payer) totals. Select Employees – STP reporting.

  • Reported date
  • Effective date
  • Branch ID
  • Submission ID
  • Event type
    • Pay
    • Update
    • Adjustment
  • Gross payments
  • PAYGW

You can then filter the data to view by financial year, date range, reporting branch or Business Management Software (BMS).

The STP report list can be downloaded.

STP deferral and exemption requests

Select Employees STP deferrals and exemptions to submit requests for:

  • operational deferral
  • transitional deferrals
  • concessional reporting
  • recurring deferrals
  • exemptions
  • no requirement to report
  • finalisation declaration deferrals.

When a form is submitted, you will receive an ATO receipt ID. You'll be advised if the request has been accepted or has been sent for assessment.

Small Business Superannuation Clearing House

To access the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House, select Employees and then Small Business Superannuation Clearing house.

Request stapled super fund details

If you have new employees you may need to request their stapled super fund details from us.

To request a stapled super fund, select Employees – Employee super accounts. Previous stapled super fund requests will be displayed. Select Request to submit a new request.


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