A limited release of ‘Single Touch Payroll’ began for a small number of digital service providers and their clients on 1 July 2017, with Single Touch Payroll operating with limited functionality for a select number of employers.
The following timeline sets out what is happening in the lead-up to the mandatory commencement of Single Tough Payroll next year.
September 2017 – the ATO will write to all employers with 20 or more employees to inform them of their reporting obligations under Single Touch Payroll.
1 April 2018 – employers will need to do a headcount of the number of employees they have, to determine if they need to report through Single Touch Payroll.
From 1 July 2018 – Single Touch Payroll reporting will be mandatory for employers with 20 or more employees.