End of Year STP Finalisation for Small Businesses

As the end of the financial year approaches, it's important for businesses to understand the Single Touch Payroll (STP) end of financial year event. STP has simplified the end of year payroll reporting process for business owners.

In this article, we'll explain what the end of financial year event in STP is, when it needs to be done, and highlight the benefits it brings to business owners.

Understanding the End of Financial Year Event in STP:

In Single Touch Payroll, the end of financial year event involves finalising payroll information for the financial year. It includes thefollowing key tasks:

Employee Finalisation:

Business owners need to ensure that all employee payroll information, including salary, wages, allowances, deductions, and superannuation contributions, is accurately recorded and reported for the financial year.

Payment Summaries:

Instead of providing payment summaries to employees,businesses using STP will provide an income statement through the my Govplatform. This income statement will include all the required information for employees to complete their tax returns.

When it Needs to be Done:

The STP end of financial year event needs to be completed by 14th July following the end of the financial year. This provides sufficient time for businesses to reconcile their payroll data, make any necessary adjustments, and ensure all employee information is accurately reported to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Benefits of STP's end of financial year event for business owners:


Streamlined Reporting:

STP automates the reporting process, eliminating the need for separate payment summaries. This reduces paperwork and saves valuable time for small business owners.


Enhanced Accuracy:

By reporting payroll data throughout the year, STP helps maintain accurate records and reduces the risk of errors or discrepancies during the end of financial year process.


Compliance Simplification:

STP ensures that businesses stay compliant with the ATO's reporting requirements, reducing the risk of penalties or non-compliance issues.


Employee Transparency:

Through the myGov platform, employees have access to their income statements, enabling them to easily review and lodge their tax returns.

The end of financial year event in Single Touch Payroll simplifies the payroll reporting process for businesses. By finalizing employee payroll information, providing income statements instead of payment summaries, and ensuring compliance with ATO requirements, STP streamlines operations and saves time for business owners.

Remember, staying up to date with STP requirements and seeking professional advice can further assist small businesses in smoothly navigating the end of financial year process.