The hard deadline for STP adoption

Updated: May 8, 2019

The ATO wants all small businesses with 19 employees or fewer to begin using Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2019, with a deadline of 30 September 2019. In what has been described as the biggest shake-up to the tax system in 20 years, STP will give the ATO visibility over employees’ gross, net, tax and superannuation details. A spokesman for the ATO said it would allow for “the earlier identification of late and non-payment of tax and super amounts by employers, which should make any debts easier to pay”