On 1 April 2018, you will need to count the number of employees on your payroll to find out if you are a ‘substantial employer’. You need to do a headcount, not just a count of your full time equivalent (FTE). If you have 20 or more employees on 1 April, you will be a ‘substantial employer’ and will need to report through Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2018. More info: https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Single-Touch-Payroll/Get-ready-for-Single-Touch-Payroll/

Attaché software is STP ready and PBS has accredited consultants ready to assist. Do not leave this until May or June. To avoid non-compliance the time to act is now.

For the clients who came to our recent seminar, we have assisted many to be STP ready. We can now extend our assistance to all clients who wish to become STP ready. These are the steps to prepare your system:

  1. Attaché BI 3.7.2 installed
  2. Attaché Cloud Connector V2 installed
  3. Filled in the application for Attaché Online Organisation (invitation sent from PBS to you)
  4. Received a welcome email from Attaché Online
  5. Linked your Attaché Payroll data through the cloud connector to the online organisation (Admin rights required for this step). Below is the Attaché Help Centre to assist: http://myattache.attachesoftware.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=18252568

If you require any assistance with these steps, please contact us on 1300 730 992.

Please use this Attaché checklist to confirm your readiness: https://www.attachesoftware.com/guides/single-touch-payroll-checklist/

The additional benefits of STP readiness are that the Attaché Online portal allows you access to great new optional features:

  • Employee Onboarding – Have new employees complete their forms online and seamlessly upload them into Attaché
  • Employee Directory – Photo, email, phone details of staff to view within your company
  • Company Organisation Chart – Create teams and reporting structure for your company
  • Express Leave – Online leave requests and management to update your payroll
  • Online Timesheets – Employees can submit timesheets for approval to their manager and upload into your payroll

Contact PBS today on 1300 730 992 if you require further assistance regarding STP.