STP Phase 2 reporting

Getting STP Phase 2 reporting right

Single Touch Payroll (STP) Phase 2 reporting started on 1 January 2022.

So far, more than 200,000 employers have started reporting STP Phase 2 information for over 3 million individuals.

We’ve noticed some mistakes people are making as they move to STP Phase 2 reporting and are sharing the most common mistakes so you can avoid them, such as:

  • re-mapping pay codes or categories incorrectly. Check if you have pay codes for items you need to list separately, such as bonuses, commissions and overtime
  • continuity of year-to-date (YTD) reporting. If the solution you use requires you to input your existing YTD amounts manually; make sure you bring over all the amounts you need to
  • incorrectly categorising allowances. You must report all allowances separately in your STP Phase 2 reporting, which includes 8 allowance categories and one for ‘other allowances’. Only report an amount as an ‘other allowance’ if it doesn’t fit into one of the 8 categories.

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