Employee Name Change and STP

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I was once a reasonably calm payroll person, however with the introduction of STP I have turned into a paranoid payroll person so I apologise in advance for the following question.  I am trying to pre-empt everything that can go wrong before it does!  I have an employee changing their surname.  Obviously their TFN will remain the same.  When I submit my Pay Event this week will the name change cause any issues, as if will differ from previous Pay Event??
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Hi Bully

Before changing their name in your system, confirm the name change has been processed by the ATO FIRST (eg sight ATO's confirmation letter of this to employee)

Name changes can no longer be instigated from external sources - only direct with the ATO by the individual - so as long as you wait until the ATO has updated it, after that, you shouldn't have in the STP file.
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I still haven't change the surname of this staff member because I thought my STP submission would explode at EOFY.  The staff member did not receive a "confirmation letter" from the ATO, however she advised ages ago that everything is now in her new surname.  I have finalised my 18/19 year - will I be safe to update her surname for start of 19/20??
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REPLY??
If the staff member is confident it is now updated with the ATO, then yes.