STP and Xero Payroll Only plan
Xero's new Payroll Only plan helps smallest employers embrace online payroll and STP
From 1 July this year, Single Touch Payroll (STP) will apply to all employers in Australia. First announced in 2015, STP is an Australian Tax Office reporting regime that requires employers to report salaries and wages, PAYG withholding tax, and superannuation to the ATO each time they pay their employees.According to the ATO, more than 400,000 small employers with up to four employees will need to adopt an STP solution before the end of September 2019. Many don’t currently use any software to manage their payroll.
Who is the new Payroll Only plan for?Xero’s Payroll Only plan is designed for small businesses that employ one to four people in Australia, and their advisors. It is ideal for those who do not feel ready to adopt a comprehensive online accounting software but want to embrace online payroll to comply with STP.
What does Payroll Only include?
It means a small business employer or their trusted advisor can report Single Touch Payroll information to the ATO quickly and easily – adding less than two minutes to the usual online payroll process. And it’s just $10 a month.
Additional features that help businesses become more digitally connected – such as API support, invoices and bills, automatic super, and automatic import of bank statements – are available by upgrading to the Starter, Standard or Premium pricing plans.
If you employ one to four people
“This is a big change, yes. But the software developers have done a really good job of building tools to meet the STP reporting requirements into their product so it’s really easy to do.”