STP Phase 2 extended to 31 March 2022

Please read up on how the STP Phase 2 deadline now extended until 30 June 2022 for all Payroller users

Payroller had secured an extension for STP Phase 2 until 31 March 2022 but now, this deadline has since been extended until 30 June 2022 for all Payroller users

To switch over to STP Phase 2, you need to enter extra details about your employees.

What do I need to do for STP Phase 2?

The way you report and create pay runs doesn’t change under STP Phase 2. However, you will need to provide additional details.

A pop up will appear when you log in that asks you to add extra details for your staff. These details include:

  • Income types (i.e. Salary and Wages, Closely Held Payees, Working Holiday Maker, etc.)

  • Country codes (only for employees who report to tax jurisdictions other than Australia, i.e. Working Holiday Makers)

There are also new payment types and employee information that can be added to your pay run, including:

  • Child support deductions and garnishees

  • Paid parental leave

  • Defence leave

  • Worker’s compensation

  • New allowance types

  • Termination reason (i.e. voluntary or redundancy. This means you will no longer need to send employee separation certificates)

Other changes that might affect your business include:

  • STP reporting for WPN holders will be made available

  • You will no longer need to separately send a Tax File Number Declaration. All the details that are normally part of your TFN declaration are included in your STP reports. Therefore, your TFN Declaration requirements are covered through STP Phase 2.

  • Employment basis (i.e. part-time, full time, casual) is now included in your STP reports. However, as you have already entered this in Payroller, you will not need to make any updates unless the information is incorrect.

  • You must make sure that you enter all of your payment types separately, (i.e. ordinary time earnings, overtime, allowances, etc.) as these are now reported separately under STP Phase 2 (previously they were reported as ‘gross earnings’). This should not affect how you run your pay runs unless you were previously not listing these separately.

  • Salary sacrifice will be sent to the ATO (previously not included in STP). Once again, this will not affect how you run your pay runs unless you were previously not including this.

What does this extension mean for your business?

All Payroller users are covered by the extension we have secured with the ATO.

You can continue to report STP as normal until 31 March 2022.

However, you can transition to STP Phase 2 as soon as it becomes available.

We will send you updates and tutorials to help you through the process.

The ATO encourages you to transition before the deferral date if you are able to.

If you need more time, you will need to apply for extra time through the ATO’s Online Services for Businesses or Online Services for Agents

You can download the official deferral notice from the ATO here.

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