Adjusting Single Touch Payroll for previously lodged STP file

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I need to update two individual weekly pay runs to top up an employee's pay to the $750 gross for JobKeeper requirements.  As I have already lodged the STP files for those periods, my question relates to the process to submit the amendments.  In Reckon do I select Full File Replacement or Update Event?  And in Reckon Gov Connect is it Full File Replacement or Update a previously completed submission? Thanks for your assistance.  

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Linda Putland, Accredited Partner

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HI Tanya - I think you should hold off for now - and then resubmit the STP files once Reckon have announced the requirements for showing/recording the JobKeeper payments. - this will probably be in the next few days... the ATO are still deciding how they want the data reported and conveying that to all the software developers.
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Hi again Linda,  can you please advise which option it is to resubmit the STP files? Full file replacement or update event? And in Reckon Gov Connect Full file replacement or Update previously completed submission?  It is clear that I need to adjust pay for 1 of our team to bring it up to the $750 gross so I would like to know which is the correct process for altering STP files that have previously been uploaded.  Thanks In advance.  Regards Tanya
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Hi Tanya - I believe some instructions are likely to be released this week.  Can you hold off until this is published?  There is no rush and I dont want to give you the wrong advice!  Thanks Linda
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Thank you again Linda.  Guess I'll just have to be patient.
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Thanks Linda.  Appreciate your response.

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Reckon have this morning advised Partners that it will be an Update Event.  :)
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Thanks Linda.  So Update Event in Reckon then Update previously completed submission in Reckon Gov Connect?

It's just that I found a previous comment of yours in relation to changing a previous pay run that stated nothing needs to be done once we upload next STP file the changes will be updated?

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Hi Tanya, that comment was not JobKeeper related, I think in the interests of getting your JK lodgements correct for April, I would lodge an updated STP file that contains the Start item..
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Thank you Linda.  I am still confused on one issue.  All our employees are paid in excess of the $1500 gross per fortnight - do we still need to setup all these new payroll items or just process wages under normal payroll categories (we are still paying super & leave accruals on these normal earnings)? 

If in fact we do need to setup these new JobKeeper payroll categories then do we split the earnings between gross wages & JobKeeper for employees paid in excess of the $1500 per fortnight? (e.g. if an employee is paid $3000 gross per fortnight would that be recorded as $1500 JobKeeper & $1500 gross normal earnings/wages?)


Note: our turnover has decreased by > 30%?  Thanks in advance. Tanya