STP reporting errors

I have had a cracker year for stuffing up my STP reporting. I have not uploaded 2 payroll weeks and duplicated another over the 2022/2023 year. How do I fix this please?

I downloaded the data from the STP portal and reconciled again reckon which is how I found the errors. The totals on the STP download does not equal reckon.

How do I fix it please?

Answers

  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,322 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert
    edited June 2023

    Hi Gillian

    Each STP submission - including your Finalise Year - updates YTD balances (rather than just reporting a specific pay run) This means any changes made will update correctly in your next/Finalise submission.

    If it's a consistent difference, check your reports & determine where the discrepancy has occurred. If it's a RESC/SS Payroll Item, this can be a common glitch where the RESC doesn't pull through as the specific RESC type, & reports as normal SG Super instead. This is easily identified from the Super Report by Employee with the RESC column added. You can then unlock the applicable Paycheque(s), delete then re-add the RESC Payroll Item line & re-save it, & this fixes it.

    If it's another Payroll Item, check it's mapped correctly in its configuration.

    TIP: ALWAYS check your payrun figures match the file total EVERY pay run! I use the Payroll Summary, modified to This Payroll Year-to-date with Columns selected to Display columns by [your pay run eg Week, Two Week, Month etc]

    This is an example of monthly pay runs - on the 15th of each month - for STP (This is in the sample file so I've set the dates specifically for the purpose of this example. You need to set the dates for This Payroll YTD in your own file though, as mentioned above):

    The last column each pay run should equal your STP submission :


    Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

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  • Gillian_9673196
    Gillian_9673196 Member Posts: 53

    Thank you very much Shaz, I think I understand what you are saying BUT when I check each weeks total against the reckon vs reckon portal/ATO the totals are all correct except the difference of the 2 weeks I did not upload and the one week I uploaded twice (see attached table).


  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,322 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert
    edited June 2023

    OK … so are the figures in your Reckon Accounts program correct now ?

    When you lodge your next STP submission, this will overwrite/update the GovConnect portal YTD totals.

    If you really want to correct it right now, create a Full File Replacement STP submission & check the Draft file figures in GovConnect - BEFORE you Submit it - to ensure this replacement-STP-file totals match ☺️

    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

    [email protected]

    https://accounted4.com.au

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  • Gillian_9673196
    Gillian_9673196 Member Posts: 53

    Thank you, really appreciate the help xxx

  • Acctd4
    Acctd4 Accredited Partner Posts: 3,322 Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert Reckon Accounts Hosted Expert

    You're very welcome Gillian 😁

    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

    [email protected]

    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!)