**The following blog post is out of date. All Payroller users had until 30 June 2022 to move to STP Phase 2.  Find out everything you need to know about STP Phase 2 in our guide.**


STP Phase 2 Extension on Payroller

STP is set to change with the upcoming rollout of STP Phase 2.

To give you more time to adjust, Payroller has secured an extension for STP Phase 2 until 31 March 2022.

This extension applies to all Payroller users and you will not need to switch to STP Phase 2 until your first payday after 31 March 2022.

STP Phase 2 reporting will be made available to all Payroller users before this date.

You will be advised when STP Phase 2 becomes available on the Payroller Web App and Mobile App.

To switch over, you will be required to enter extra details about your staff.

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.

Extra details for staff

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 the STP 2 extension mean for your business?

All Payroller users 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.

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 that ATO’s Online Services for Businesses or Online Services for Agents

You can download the official deferral notice from the ATO.

Learn more about Single Touch Payroll

What is Single Touch Payroll (STP)? Check out our STP overview and find out everything you need to know about STP Phase 2 in our guide.  

Learn how to keep up-to-date with STP 2 changes in Payroller with our handy guide.  Try out Payroller for free today.