Payroll Item

Bakerc
Bakerc Member Posts: 16

On my Payroll Summary I have 2 payroll items that are Addition allowances that appear in the Gross section that I wish to have shown in the Additions after Tax on the Payroll summary..

These payroll items are Meal allowances which are not taxed and are not shown on the Payment Summaries and nor are they included in the Gross on the ATO portal.

How do I move these payroll items to show as an Addition on the Payroll Summary and not in the Gross.

I have another payroll items for Travelling Allowance that shows in Additions after tax which is correct, but cannot get the Meal allowances payroll items even though they when I look at the set up they look exactly the same.

Any help please so I can balance to the ATO online portal.


Thanks in advance, Carolyn.

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  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,395 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert
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    Ah .... OK, so it's an Overtime Meal Allowance !

    Because it's specifically an "Allowance", it will always display in the "Total Gross Pay" section on the Reckon Accounts Payroll Summary report because it's part of the overall employee's total gross amount. However, as it's not taxed & not reportable, it shouldn't reflect like that within STP.

    So ... to answer your question, unfortunately, it can't be displayed differently on this report. I believe Reckon are planning to introduce some STP-specific reports though which will allow us to match the amounts & categories more relevantly! ☺️

    Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

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  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,395 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert
    edited August 2023

    Hi Carolyn

    Do you have it set to None for the STP2 Tax Tracking Type:



    Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

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  • Bakerc
    Bakerc Member Posts: 16

    Hi thanks for your reply.

    Yes it is set to None in Tax Tracking.


  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,395 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert

    Do you have Neither selected here ?:


    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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  • Bakerc
    Bakerc Member Posts: 16

    Hi, no they are both set to Calculate.


  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,395 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert
    edited August 2023

    Aren't these particular Allowances a fixed amount per pay/pay period though ?

    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!)
  • Bakerc
    Bakerc Member Posts: 16

    Meal allowance is paid after a certain amount of overtime is worked, it depends on if they work overtime or not, so no it varies and is paid as a quantity per week.