Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a payday reporting arrangement where employers need to send tax and superannuation information to the ATO from their payroll or accounting software each time they pay their employees. For large employers (with 20 or more employees), STP reporting started gradually from 1 July 2018, and it will be required for all small employers (with fewer than 20 employees) from 1 July 2019.
Companies have put forward product proposals to offer no-cost and low-cost STP solutions in response to the ATO’s market request. The solutions are required to be affordable (costing less than $10 per month), take only minutes to complete each pay period and not require the employer to maintain the software.
A range of these no-cost and low-cost STP solutions are now coming into the market, and the ATO has updated its list of the current solution providers, as well as those currently developing solutions. They will best suit micro employers (with one to four employees) who need to report through STP but do not currently have payroll software.
While the ATO says it will take all reasonable care to ensure information provided in its list is accurate, changes in circumstances may occur after the solutions are released which may affect the accuracy of the information.