KB - Preparing Reckon Accounts Business & Hosted for Single Touch Payroll (STP)

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STP is mandatory from July 1 2018 for businesses with more than 20 employees.
Check out our KB article to get a head start on preparing your data file for the upcoming release of Single Touch Payroll (STP)

Preparing Reckon Accounts Business and Hosted for Single Touch Payroll (STP)
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Thanks Rav,

Just the info needed. When we install the RA 2018 upgrades we can check all this.

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Vija

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Hi Rav

Thanks for the article on preparation of file.

What  allowance TYPE would I use for  "cents per km" allowances that I currently have set up as an allowance? Im guessing CAR, if Transport means Public Transport, and Travel means accomodation?
Are these new types defined by the ATO?

Leshelle
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Hi Leshelle,

How to categorise the Allowances is spelt out in the STP Business Instruction Guide / Allowances section:

https://softwaredevelopers.ato.gov.au/STPBIG

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Vija

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Hi Rav

When is 2018 R2 being released for accounts hosted? I have a payroll to run on 2 July..

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Anthony
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Hi Rav, I dont already have one as I lodge my bas outside of Hosted.  I run numerous companies within my folder, but only 2 pay wages. Im assuming I will need to get an Auskey for both the companies?
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Hi Rav

Can you point me in the direction of the RAH update for 2018 as it was due out on 26th and I can't find it.

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Anthony
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Hi Anthony,
Unfortunately due to the tax cut legislation that was passed a few days ago at such a late stage leading up to EOFY it has impacted the release of our tax table update and subsequently Reckon Accounts Hosted 2018. 

We're looking at release tomorrow for Hosted 2018 barring any unforeseen issues or changes.
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Thanks Rav. 

I understand that I can't properly prepare for STP (i.e. allowance configuration) before that the update has been released. Is that correct?

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Anthony
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Yes the step listed in the KB article above around allowances will need to be performed after the new edition is available tomorrow. I'd recommend ensuring the other steps are completed though and also check out my other post on getting ready for the upgrade -

Reckon Accounts Hosted - Preparing to upgrade
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Hi RavTo allow STP to be lodged, do I need to get an AUSKEY for Reckon as well as ticking the appropriate box in the Company profile.   I usually lodge my BAS through the ATO portal.