• Manage employees

    Selecting the Manage employees menu item will display a page with links to:

    You will need the relevant permissions set in Access Manager to access these services.

    Single Touch Payroll reporting

    This function allows businesses to view the Single Touch Payroll (STP) reports they have submitted to us.

    STP is a government initiative to streamline business reporting obligations.

    From 1 July 2018 employers with 20 or more employees are required to report their payroll information to us by submitting an STP report.

    From 1 July 2019, all employers are required to report via STP.

    STP event report

    This report allows you to view pay as you go (PAYG) withholding information reported to us via STP payroll events.

    This report table:

    • allows you to view PAYG withholding information reported to us via Single Touch pay events and update events for the current and previous four financial years
    • displays transactions on the date submitted – including PAYG withholding and gross payment amounts
    • includes the intermediary name (which is the name of the intermediary or payroll provider) who submitted the payroll data and their registered agent number (RAN) where applicable (this will only display if a pay event or update event has been submitted through the employer's business management software)
    • contains on-screen help.

    To access the report, you will need to have the relevant permission to view and/or lodge ‘payroll event form’ in Access Manager. These permissions are set by the Access Administrator in Access Manager for their standard users.

    View the report

    To view the report, select the STP reporting link.

    A message will display if there is no report available to view.

    The report displays:

    • the date submitted
    • the intermediary name – if submitted by an intermediary on the employers behalf
    • payroll transactions including PAYG withholding and gross payment amounts
    • up to 500 employee records
    • a filter to customise your report view – you can download the report in CSV or HTML format by selecting the Download button
    • on-screen help.

    The report will only display if a payroll event has been submitted through the employer's business management software.

    Customising the report

    You can use the filters to view by financial year or input a date range to narrow your search.

    A message will display if the search range does not return any results.

    Small Business Superannuation Clearing House

    The Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH) is a superannuation payment service administered by the ATO and available to eligible small businesses.

    Features of the SBSCH service:

    • It's a free service available to small businesses with 19 or less employees or businesses with an annual aggregated turnover of less than $10 million.
    • Small businesses using the service will have their super guarantee obligation discharged when payment of the correct amount is accepted by the SBSCH by the super payment cut-off date (subject to the SBSCH terms of use).

    How to access the SBSCH

    To access the SBSCH, you will need to have the 'Small Business Super Clearing House' permissions in Access Manager. These permissions are set by the Access Administrator for their standard users.

    Once you have accessed the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House link via the Manage employees menu item, the screen that displays depends on whether you have registered to use this service.

    If you:

    • have previously registered to use the SBSCH, the input form will display allowing you to enter information
    • are a new user who hasn’t previously used the SBSCH, a registration form will display to prompt you to register to use this service.

     

    STP deferrals and exemptions

    This form allows you to submit requests for:

    • transitional deferrals (defer the date to start reporting)
    • operational deferrals (unable to report for a period of time)
    • recurring deferrals (unable to regularly lodge on or before the pay date)
    • financial declaration deferral (additional time required to finalise payroll for end of year)
    • exemption (cannot report for 12 months)
    • no requirement to report (still need to be registered for PAYGW but won’t be paying anyone for a period of time).

    When the form opens, select the radio button for the relevant request type. The information required by the request types is set out in the following.

    A Transitional deferral will request you enter the:

    • financial year you commence reporting
    • date to start reporting
    • number of employees currently on payroll
    • payroll software name
    • reason for request.

    An Operational deferral will request you enter the:

    • start date (date of incident)
    • date to re-commence reporting
    • number of employees currently on payroll
    • payroll cycle (weekly, fortnightly, monthly, other)
    • date of first missed payroll event
    • payroll software name
    • reason for request.

    A Recurring deferral will request you enter the:

    • start and end date
    • number of additional days required to lodge each report
    • number of employees currently on payroll
    • payroll software name
    • reason for request
    • address impacted.

    If the recurring deferral request is due to internet connectivity, proof of address is required.

    A Financial declaration deferral will request you enter the:

    • financial year
    • date will finalise.

    An Exemption will request you enter the:

    • start and end date
    • number of employees currently on payroll
    • reason for request.

    If the exemption request is due to internet connectivity, proof of address is required.

    A No requirement to report will request you enter the start and end date.

    Depending on the type of request you are submitting, your request may either be ‘accepted’ or ‘’sent for assessment’. You will receive an ATO receipt id and an on-screen message advising you of the outcome of your request.

    Once your request has been submitted, you can keep a copy by selecting ‘print friendly’ to print or save as PDF.

    Help

    Select the help function on the form for help with form content.

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