STP and Xero Payroll Only plan


STP and Xero Payroll Only plan

Flor- Hanly - Monday, May 20, 2019

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.

Single Touch PayrollAccording 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.

Following months of development by Xero, they’ve announced the launch of Payroll Only plan to assist small businesses with STP.

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?

Payroll Only offers complete payroll for up to four employees, including timesheets and leave requests.

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

If you’re an employer who needs to make the change to STP, there’s no need to worry. 
There’s plenty of support out there, and you won’t be alone,” advises John Shepherd, the ATO’s Assistant Commissioner for the Single Touch Payroll Program.

“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.”

Flor-Hanly Accountants are Xero Certified Advisors

We have a team of people who are specialist advisors in commercial and agribusiness accounting. We invest heavily on training, professional development and technology. However, most importantly our team are friendly and approachable. We are accessible. Phone calls are always returned promptly and our door is always open.

Call Flor-Hanly's accountants in Mackay on 07 4963 4800 to find out how we can help get your business STP-ready by 1 July 2019.

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