How do I enable single touch payroll (STP) for my organisation | Payroll FAQ


How do I enable single touch payroll (STP) for my organisation?


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On your payroll dashboard you can access the Single Touch Payroll (STP) Enablement wizard, which will guide you through the steps involved in enabling STP submissions for your organisation. Once you have enabled STP submission on your payroll platform, you will need to set up your Australian Tax Office (ATO) Access Manager. You can read further information in the following ATO help article.


The STP Enabling wizard only appears for organisations that have not enabled STP, i.e. once you enable STP, you can no longer access this feature. Also, the following content covers enabling Single Touch Payroll for your organisation, not your individual Employing Entities. If you have multipe Employing Entities, please refer to the following article for details on how to turn on Single Touch Payroll.

Enable STP submissions
  1. Click the   Business menu.
  2. Click the Dashboard submenu
  3. Click the Enable Single Touch Payroll button.
  4. Click the Proceed button.
  5. Confirm your business details are correct.
  6. Click the Next button.
  7. In the Who Will be Lodging STP Events for this Business drop-down, choose from the following options:
    • Employer.
    • A registered Tax/Agent:
      • Tax agent number.
      • ABN.
      • Contact name.
      • Phone number.
      • Contact email.
    • An intermediary for multiple employing entities:
      • ABN.
      • Phone number.
      • Contact name.
      • Contact email.
  8. Click the Next button.
  9. Select either the Option 1 or Option 2 tick box.
  10. Click the I Acknowledge the Terms and Conditions tick box.
  11. Click the Complete button.
  12. Click the Go to Dashboard button.

Author recommended

So you have now enabled STO Lodgements and you are now wondering what next can I do. There are two recommendations I would make on this front and they are:

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