STP is changing with the ongoing rollout of STP Phase 2 on Payroller.
To give you more time to adjust, Payroller has extended the deadline with the ATO for STP Phase 2 until 30 June 2022.
This extension applies to all Payroller users and requires you to be reporting with STP Phase 2 by your first payday after 30 June 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 for your business 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.
A pop up will appear when you log in that asks you to add extra details for your staff. These details include:
Status of residency (i.e. Australian resident, foreign resident, and Working Holiday)
Income types (i.e. Salary and Wages, Closely Held Payees, Seasonal Worker Programme)
Country codes (only for employees who report to tax jurisdictions other than Australia, i.e. Working Holiday Makers)
Whether or not your employees are horticulturalists and shearers
If you do not know this information, you can click Cancel and fill it out later.
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
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:
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.
Check out our blog for more information on what you need to do for STP Phase 2.
What does this extension mean for your business?
All Payroller users are covered by the extension.
You can continue to report STP as normal until 30 June 2022.
However, you can transition to STP Phase 2 as soon as it is made available for your business.
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