Incorrect totals to the ATO, Declined Payruns & Previous FY

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Hi - I am using the the STP free App (small business).

I was advised by an employee that their Income Statement totals in MyGov were not correct which led me into reconciling all pay runs entered for this FY against the Pay Summary totals and unfortunately they are incorrect.  There are 2 issues:

1.  The pay summary total is including rejected pay runs form the ATO which were subsequently re-entered because of their status; and
2.  We joined the App in June FY19.  When we set up each employee we entered the YTD totals and then we entered 2 "live" pay runs for the remainder of the financial year.  These pay runs that were entered in June 2019 are also adding to the pay summary totals for FY20(not the YTD that we entered).  I can confirm we finalised the FY19 with appropriate "last payroll" ticks and those income statement were correct and made available by ATO for tax purposes.

I have seen previous commentary that the pay summary totals are not what is reflective at the ATO, however I have spoken to the ATO STP team twice now and they gave me the numbers from their end which match the pay summary.  I have also had each employee check their income statements in MyGov and that is also reflective of the pay summary data - however pay summary data is not reflective of accepted entries for this financial year. 

I have done the exercise of a full reconciliation twice and the numbers are out by exactly the dollars represented by 1 & 2 outlined above.

I am not sure what to do now with end of FY looming and the last pay coming up next week.
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Hi Robyn, thank you so much for your help.  It looks like you give a lot of your time to this page, and I have to say, have been more helpful that the provider themselves.  Income statements are now correct for individuals with the ATO.  It is still odd that I had to manufacture an adjustment even though all payruns entered actually equalled the proper amount to be held by the ATO, and Reckon was sending additional information including 2 payruns for last FY19, although I have gained no traction with them on it.  Once again, thanks for taking the time to help.