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  • Sue_10075371
    Sue_10075371 Member Posts: 41
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    Hi Rav

    Background: Wholesale Propagation Nursery

    Award: Nursery Award

    Just updated to Reckon Accounts 2023 Desktop

    Only option for us for STP Tax Category seems to be Horticulturist/Shearer - TFT. Plant Nurseries are NOT covered by the Horticultural Award. Is there some way of adding additional options to this list? The list seems very limited (Actors, Horticulture/Shearer, Seniors/Pensioners are the only options).

    Cheers, Sue Wood

  • Rav
    Rav Administrator, Reckon Staff Posts: 15,678 Community Manager Community Manager
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    Hi @Sue

    The STP Tax category is a reporting field for STP Phase 2 only (it does not affect any tax calculations) and only applies to employees who fit under those specific roles as part of the ATO's requirements. More info in our guide below and from the ATO here.


    If your employee does not fit within that specific category, do not make a selection for the STP Tax Category field.

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  • Sue_10075371
    Sue_10075371 Member Posts: 41
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    Thanks Rav.

    Just confirming, that means that I do not make a selection under STP Tax Category for the person who comes in to do accounts as a casual. Correct? I leave it blank.

    Sue

  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,482 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert
    edited July 2023
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    Hi Sue

    These category sub options are related to specific tax tables, nothing to do with Awards.

    “Horticulturists & Shearers” do not have HELP or Medicare Levy Reduction so these fields would be automatically greyed out for you, if selected.

    NOTE: Most employees (including your Wholesale Nursery workers) would not fall under this specific category list in which case, this selection should just be left blank ☺️

    Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

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  • Sue_10075371
    Sue_10075371 Member Posts: 41
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    Thanks Shaz. I'll go take them out again! :-)

    Sue

  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,482 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert
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    Yep, good stuff Sue 👍️

    Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

    *** Reckon Accredited Partner (AP) Bookkeeper - specialising EXCLUSIVELY in Reckon Accounts / Hosted ! ***

    * Regd BAS Agent (No: 92314 015)* ICB-Certified Bookkeeper* Snr Seasonal Tax Consultant since 2003 *

    Accounted 4 Bookkeeping Services

    Ballajura, WA

    shaz@accounted4.com.au

    https://accounted4.com.au

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  • karelfritz
    karelfritz Member Posts: 10
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    Hi Shaz

    Similar question as original poster-

    Background: Horticultural farming

    Awards: Horticulture and Clerical

    We have some employees on the Hort award and one on the Clerks award (who has a HELP/HECS debt). You mention "“Horticulturists & Shearers” do not have HELP or Medicare Levy Reduction so these fields would be automatically greyed out for you, if selected."

    Do we use the Horticulture/Shearer – TFT category for the Clerk/HELP person also?

    Also,

    If we select the Horticulturists/Shearers – TFT category is it correct we use the 8-No TaxC code?


    Thankyou

  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,482 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert
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    Hi @karelfritz

    " ... Do we use the Horticulture/Shearer – TFT category for the Clerk/HELP person also ..?"

    I wouldn't think so (unless there's a specific grade/classification for clerical employees within it ?) I would think it would be the Clerks Award but check the Horticulture/Shearer Award to confirm that.

    " ... If we select the Horticulturists/Shearers – TFT category is it correct we use the 8-No TaxC code ..?"

    Is that the code you've been using up to now ? There's no change in STP2 to how you previously had employees set up for taxing. These new categories do NOT impact any automatic tax calculations within the program, they are just information-only (that the ATO wants to be able to see on the submissions at their end)

    Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

    *** Reckon Accredited Partner (AP) Bookkeeper - specialising EXCLUSIVELY in Reckon Accounts / Hosted ! ***

    * Regd BAS Agent (No: 92314 015)* ICB-Certified Bookkeeper* Snr Seasonal Tax Consultant since 2003 *

    Accounted 4 Bookkeeping Services

    Ballajura, WA

    shaz@accounted4.com.au

    https://accounted4.com.au

    (NB: Please give my post a Like or mark as Accepted Answer if I have been able to resolve your query as this helps others when seeking solutions!)
  • karelfritz
    karelfritz Member Posts: 10
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    Hi Shaz

    RE:

    "" ... If we select the Horticulturists/Shearers – TFT category is it correct we use the 8-No TaxC code ..?"

    Is that the code you've been using up to now ? There's no change in STP2 to how you previously had employees set up for taxing. These new categories do NOT impact any automatic tax calculations within the program, they are just information-only (that the ATO wants to be able to see on the submissions at their end)"

    No, we have used the general 2-TFT tax code but it has this noted in the "Relationship between Tax Category and Tax Codes" table on this webpage that if you use the Horticulturists/Shearers – TFT category you use the 8-No TaxC code.

    STP Phase 2 - STP Tax Category in Reckon Accounts 2023 - Reckon Help and Support Centre

    What is your view?

  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,482 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert
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    @karelfritz

    It also says above this just above that table :

    😊

    Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

    *** Reckon Accredited Partner (AP) Bookkeeper - specialising EXCLUSIVELY in Reckon Accounts / Hosted ! ***

    * Regd BAS Agent (No: 92314 015)* ICB-Certified Bookkeeper* Snr Seasonal Tax Consultant since 2003 *

    Accounted 4 Bookkeeping Services

    Ballajura, WA

    shaz@accounted4.com.au

    https://accounted4.com.au

    (NB: Please give my post a Like or mark as Accepted Answer if I have been able to resolve your query as this helps others when seeking solutions!)