STP 1-4 employees Reckon Accounts Plus 2018

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Hi, I am having difficulty deciphering what is needed to utilise STP. I work 3 hours per week (Tues) at our local Community House doing bookkeeper duties ( I am not a qualified bookkeeper and not exactly computer savvy). I have tried to contact Reckon each Tues for the past 4 weeks but was unable to stay on hold for the 30 minutes +. I have read info off the website but still unsure what is required? We use Reckon Accounts Plus 2018 and have only 3 employees.
Questions.....
Does the 2018 version have the required STP additions?
If so, is there something that I need to download or activate?
Is there a step by step guide?
Would a Reckon Operator be able to talk me through what is needed?
Will payroll then produce a STP file ? How do we transmit that to the ATO?
Do I possibly need to get our local I.T. support person in to do this when they do our 2019 upgrade?
Sorry, too many questions, any assistance welcome ( layman's terms please :-) )
Thank you
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Posted 4 months ago

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Linda Putland, Accredited Partner

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Hi Janine - in addition to reading up on whats required using the link provided above, answers to your questions.... yes 2018 does contain STP functionality.  There are preferences that need to be turned on and settings that need to be checked - they should be outlinked in the help.reckon.com website under single touch payroll.  There are step by step guides, there is also a youtube video from Reckon that you should watch..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AyipGk00ic   Yes, Payroll will produce a file for transmitting to the ATO - watching the videos and help.reckon.com resources should assist you...  rather than an IT support person to help you - can I suggest you look for a local Reckon Accredited Partner to assist you - will be much better value as they will know exactly what needs to be done.  https://partnersearch.reckon.com/results/?fwp_country=australia&fwp_type_=reckon-accounts

good luck!
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Thanks for your reply Linda, the youtube video is great. Thanks again!
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Where are you located?
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Janine

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Maryborough Vic 3465
Hi Critters222

Newcastle, but if you go to the Reckon website you can find a local professional partner if you want some face to face help.  If it is a non-profit charity organisation the professional may, and I say may, assist free of charge or low cost.
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Thank you.