Single Touch Payroll

By the Australian Taxation Office

Single Touch Payroll starts from 1 July 2018

We are changing the way employers report tax and super information to us. You may need to use Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2018.

You'll now be able to report this information to us directly from your payroll solution.
If you have 20 or more employees, you need to start using Single Touch Payroll-enabled software to report your:

  • Payments to employees such as salaries and wages

  • Pay as you go (PAYG) witholding

  • Super Information

You need to send us this information at the same time as you pay your employees

You can also get a third-party provider­­­ - like a tax professional or payroll service provider - to report to us through Single Touch Payroll on your behalf.

Payroll and service providers are updating their products and services. They'll let you know when they become Single Touch Payroll-enabled.


What you need to do

Do a headcount of the number of employees you have on 1 April 2018 to work out if you need to report to us using Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2018.
You can find information about which employees you need to include on our website.
You can also ask your tax professional or payroll service provider about how to get ready for Single Touch Payroll.

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