Australian Taxation Office (ATO) settings | Payroll Web Platform

Overview

The payroll platform uses your ATO settings when lodging a pay event or update event to your ATO portal. These details inform the ATO who is lodging these events for your organisation and provide them with the needed information to process your requests. You can select from three submission types and which one that is, depends on how your organisation submits lodgements to the ATO.

Availability 

Payroll Plan:   Standard   Premium

Getting started

The below walks you through how you can select from three ATO submission types. Which one you select depends on how your organisation submits lodgements to the ATO.

Lodge reports to the ATO as the employer

Important

Select this option if no external TAX/BAS Agent will lodge submissions to the ATO on behalf of your organisation and there is only one employing entity set up within your organisation.

  1. Log into your Employment Hero Payroll platform.
  2. Click the   Business Settings menu.
  3. Click the Payroll Settings submenu.
  4. Click the   ATO Settings button.
  5. Click the ATO Settings tab.
  6. Click the As the Employer tick box.
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  7. Complete the following business details:
    • Branch number.
    • Name.
    • Address line 1.
    • Address line 2.
    • Suburb.
    • Contact name.
    • Signatory name.

    Important

    The payroll platform only requires this field is you want the name displayed on the income statement to display differently from the contact name within your business details.

    • Contact name.
    • Phone number.
    • Fax number.
  8. Complete the Is this employer exempt from FBT under section 57A of the FBTAA 1986 tick box.
  9. Click the Save button.
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Lodge reports to the ATO as a registered Tax/BAS Agent

Important

Select this option if an external TAX/BAS Agent will lodge submissions to the ATO on behalf of your organisation. If there is one or more employing entities set up within your business, still select this option if there is TAX/BAS Agent handling your lodgement submissions to the ATO.

  1. Log into your Employment Hero Payroll platform.
  2. Click the   Business Settings menu.
  3. Click the Payroll Settings submenu.
  4. Click the   ATO Settings button.
  5. Click the ATO Settings tab.
  6. Click the As a registered Tax/BAS Agent tick box.
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  7. Complete the following Tax/BAS agent details:
    • Tax Agent number.
    • ABN.
    • Contact name.
    • Phone number.
    • Contact email
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  8. Complete the following business details:
    • Branch number.
    • Name.
    • Address line 1.
    • Address line 2.
    • Suburb.
    • Contact name.
    • Signatory name.

    Important

    The payroll platform only requires this field is you want the name displayed on the income statement to display differently from the contact name within your business details.

    • Contact name.
    • Phone number.
    • Fax number.
  9. Complete the Is this employer exempt from FBT under section 57A of the FBTAA 1986 tick box.
  10. Click the Save button.
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Lodge reports to the ATO as an intermediary for multiple employing entities

Important

Select this option if the employer is lodging all ATO submissions and there are multiple employing entities set up within your organisation.

  1. Log into your Employment Hero Payroll platform.
  2. Click the   Business Settings menu.
  3. Click the Payroll Settings submenu.
  4. Click the   ATO Settings button.
  5. Click the ATO Settings tab.
  6. Click the As an intermediary for multiple employing entities tick box.
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  7. Complete the following intermediary details:
    • ABN.
    • Contact name.
    • Phone number.
    • Contact email.
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  8. Complete the following business details:
    • Branch number.
    • Name.
    • Address line 1.
    • Address line 2.
    • Suburb.
    • Contact name.
    • Signatory name.

    Important

    The payroll platform only requires this field is you want the name displayed on the income statement to display differently from the contact name within your business details.

    • Contact name.
    • Phone number.
    • Fax number.
  9. Complete the Is this employer exempt from FBT under section 57A of the FBTAA 1986 tick box.
  10. Click the Save button.
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