Wondering how to get STP ready?
If you are using Xero:

  1. In the Payroll menu, select Single Touch Payroll.

If you don’t want to opt in right now, close the message by clicking not now.

  1. Click Opt into confirm.
  1. Review your organisation details. If necessary, click Update Organisation details. Xero will redirect you to the Organisation details Otherwise, click Continue.
  1. To connect your Xero account to the ATO, call the ATO on 1300 852 232.
  1. Provide the ATO with the proof of ownership listed in Xero’s prompt, including your Australian Business Number (ABN) and Software ID (SSID).
  1. Select the checkbox to confirm you've contacted the ATO to connect your Xero account
  1. Click Register.

Xero will redirect you back to the Pay employee’s page. You’ll now see an STP filing column in the Pay Run History table.

For more info: https://central.xero.com/s/article/Set-up-Single-Touch-Payroll-STP

If you have not set up your business with payroll for closely held employees, you will need to setup your organisation prior to getting STP ready.

For more info: https://central.xero.com/s/article/Prepare-for-payroll-AU