How do you do an update event for STP2?

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theweldingshed
theweldingshed Member Posts: 2
edited August 2023 in Reckon Accounts (Desktop)

I have had to make an adjustment to 2 employee pay slips which I have done in Reckon. How do I do an update event to make sure the STP sent to the ATO is corrected as well? I have tried to do it but the amounts showing in the STP2 portal is showing up as $0.00.

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  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,460 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert
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    That’s correct - Each STP New Pay Event updates YTD balances only (rather than submitting that particular pay run’s specific amounts)

    The values for an Update, Replacement or Finalise Year submission show as $ 0.00 because you’re not specifically “adding” to this, but are just correcting (or confirming when finalising) previous submissions ☺️

    Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

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  • GlynisFNQ
    GlynisFNQ Member Posts: 28 ✭✭
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    Hi Shaz! @Acctd4

    I have the same problem as @theweldingshed , help please!

    The same issue - I unlocked & corrected two pay slips AFTER I had already lodged the original pay slips STP2. Therefore the Total Gross wages amount and PAYGW amount needed to be updated - I thought by submitting a 'New Pay Event' it would override the original STP2 submission... but it didn't, it's duplicated it and now I have an incorrect figure for my W1 & W2 amounts on my Activity Statement.


    How do I submit an 'Updated Event' when I deleted the original .jsn file? (Thinking that's the file I need to $0.00 out). If I choose my correct STP.jsn file it will delete the wrong one, won't it?

    Hope that makes sense!

    Thanks as always - HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 🤩

    Glynis

  • Kris_Williams
    Kris_Williams Member Posts: 3,360 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert
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    i would select Full File Replacement instead of update event and when you lodge it in the portal it will ask which one you want to replace.

    ‘it doesn’t matter about the figures on the tax portal BAS just overwrite them.

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

    Kris is correct. To expand on this further …

    If they are incorrect, disregard the pre-filled W1 & W2 amounts & overwrite (by manually editing/changing) them, to match your payroll reports.

    NOTE: The ATO’s prefill feature is still in its infancy & is not yet in real time, so is often incomplete/inaccurate. ALWAYS ensure you’re reporting your confirmed payroll figures. These may or may not be prefilled correctly!

    The ATO Online Services STP section is also severely underdeveloped & is unable to report detail breakdown. (I never look at this area as it’s only really able to confirm if a submission has actually been successfully lodged or not!)

    You shouldn’t need to lodge any STP update/replacement files as your next STP submission will automatically incorporate any changes/corrections made anyway (as it simply updates YTD balances, as per my previous response). However if you really want to, you can submit a Full File Replacement.

    The one you’re “replacing” is the successfully submitted original one in the Reckon (STP) portal itself - not your specific exported .json format file - so you will still be prompted to select it in Reckon’s portal, to replace ☺️

    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!)
  • GlynisFNQ
    GlynisFNQ Member Posts: 28 ✭✭
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    Thanks so much Shaz & Kris- I ALWAYS APPRECIATE you two!! ☺️🙌

    @Acctd4 @Kris_Williams

  • Kris_Williams
    Kris_Williams Member Posts: 3,360 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert
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    You’re welcome, Happy New Year @GlynisFNQ