Single Touch Payroll data journey from payroll to the ATO
ATO Single Touch Payroll Products
The Australian Taxation Office has added some initial Single Touch Payroll products to the ABSIA Product Catalogue. This includes a listing option to highlight intent to deliver.
Details are as follows:
Developing for Single Touch Payroll
Payroll software providers who have the intention of delivering Single Touch Payroll enabled solutions. There are many factors still to be considered and developed, but the listing is to assist employers and agents for planning purposes.
Payroll software providers may be considering both the functional changes required for the legislation and the technical delivery method of transmitting data to the ATO. As per the above illustration, all steps in the data journey may be performed within the payroll software itself (or their cloud), or by a 3rd party service provider.
As the Single Touch Payroll design and implementation progresses, more detailed product listings will become available.
This will be self-certified
STP Payroll Event - Version PAYEVNT.0002.2017
Digital service providers who have been ATO-certified (whitelisted) for the Single Touch Payroll - Payroll Event services: submit and update. These are the early-adopters for STP and offer services to report salary and wages, pay as you go withholding and super information to the ATO to meet obligations under the Budget Savings (Omnibus) Act 2016.
This STP Payroll Event is an early release version and further products will be available for future STP Payroll Event versions.
This will be self-certified initially, but monitored by ATO DPO until we make some minor modifications to the ABSIA Product Catalogue functionality.
STP - Third Party Solution Providers
The data submission from payroll software to the ATO does not have to be delivered from within the payroll software itself, but may use third party service providers to perform key steps in the process. These data service steps, as illustrated in the diagram at the top of the page, include, but are not limited to:
- receiving the data from payroll software, via portal or APIs (machine to machine);
- transforming the data into the required format;
- wrapping the message for transmission to the ATO;
- signing the message using AUSkey; and
- sending the message to the ATO.
The service providers who have the intention of delivering one or more of these data services may list their intention to provide the services and specify the type of services they intend to certify/whitelist. The ATO will closely monitor the providers listed to assist in the design and delivery of the certified services.
This will be self-certified
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