How do I report a child support payment in STP 2?

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StephG
StephG Member Posts: 5

I currently have it set up as a Payroll Item 'deduction'. It shows up on the employee's payslip but does not transfer to STP.

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  • Rav
    Rav Administrator, Reckon Staff Posts: 15,566 Community Manager Community Manager
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    Hi @StephG

    Child support deductions/garnishees are not supported in Reckon Accounts 2023 as part of STP Phase 2 so you can continue doing this as you are now.

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  • NoshcalTransport
    NoshcalTransport Member Posts: 1
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    Hi, do we know if/when Child Support Deductions will be supported as part of STP? Just had child support call me and they advised they will call me every month to confirm amounts unless I can report via STP ... This is going to be so painful having to deal with them every month :(

  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,460 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert
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    Hi @NoshcalTransport

    Child Support reporting is not yet compulsory under STP2. It's currently optional but you should be able to report it online ? There are multiple options depending on the type of letter you've received from Services Australia:

    You can also pay via Credit/Debit Card, including over the phone 😊

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