Single Touch Payroll is here!

Is your Business Ready for STP??

From July 1st, 2019, all employers need to lodge payroll data electronically to the ATO on or before the day of payment to your employees. This electronic lodgement requirement is known as Single Touch Payroll (STP).
If your payroll is completed by Bizwize – read no further! We will send out an authority for us to lodge on your behalf and keep you upto date with your STP requirements.

Single Touch Payroll explained by Quickbooks.

If you do your own payroll you need to get started!

If you currently use payroll software which offers STP reporting, you can update your product and start reporting.

If you have over 20 employees you should already be reporting. If not, contact us today.

Does Single Touch Payroll apply to my business??

YES.  It applies to all Australian businesses!

Step 1:   Are you using Compliant Accounting Software??

If you are currently using MYOB AccountRight Online, MYOB Essentials, Xero, QuickBooks Online or Reckon then you are using STP compliant software.

If not then there are a couple of options for you, so give us a call and we can go through them with you.

Step 2:   Ensure you have an AUSkey and can access the ATO Business Portal.

If you have your AUSkey and access to the ATO Business Portal, then you are all set and only have a few more steps to get yourself all linked up.

If not we also have a link below to get you started on the registration process.

Below are some links to help you with getting your Accounting Software linked up to the ATO portal.

Step 3:   Do your employees know about STP?

Once you are registered for Single Touch Payroll you are no longer required to send out payment summaries at the end of the financial year.

Click the button to download a flyer you can give to your employees that explain how they can access their payment summaries from their myGov account.

If you need help with any of the above please don’t hesitate to contact us.

How can Bizwize ensure you are ready for STP?

The first stage is to ensure you are ready for STP. To establish if you have the right information and a plan in place to meet the ATO deadlines.

Bizwize can help review all manual or automated payroll processes and controls, as well as provide advice on software changes that may be needed to ensure you will comply with future STP requirements.

Free Bookkeeping STP Health Check

Here are a few links to get you started with the Single Touch Payroll registration process and setting up your Accounting software for Single Touch Payroll reporting.


To register for an AUSkey, click the button below:

Register for an AUSkey

Once you have the AUSkey installed,

you will be able to login to the Business Portal at the below link:
ATO Business Portal


Below are links to compliant accounting software and their corresponding STP information.

Further Information

* Various other deadlines and conditions apply for micro employers and closely held employees. See ATO website for more info.

** If you do not meet the criteria for the annual declaration then weekly declarations will be necessary

If you are not sure of any of the above single touch payroll information – contact our office on 9300 0090, we would be happy to go through it with you.

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For more information on Single Touch Payroll, please send us your question. Or if you would like help setting up or integrating STP, send us your details and we will be call you to discuss.