STP and Employees email address

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Hello, a further question following on from the STP webinar.  How does the ATO get an employee's email address?  Thanks,
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Carol

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Tanya Briggs, Accredited Partner

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When the employee creates their own Mygov account and links it to the ATO to lodge their own ITR, they add an email address.
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Carmel Clarke

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What if employee refuses to have an email address and register for MyGov? I have a few that wouldn't even know how to turn a computer on!

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Leave the email address blank, which will then match a blank email address with the ATO
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Carmel Clarke

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Thanks. Also what about the employees who have an email address but refuse to have an Mygov accounts? Would still like to be able to email them payslips, however if the email field is blank? Seems like we need 2 spots for email addresses.
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So after asking this question to another group where users have been using Reckon for a while with STP they are telling me that the email address does not have not have to match, and they have never heard of this issue. 
Would be nice to get clarity from Reckon as I have just checked the recording of the webinar, and it does say email addresses must match. 

Hi Carmel

I don't think it necessarily has to match .... My understanding is that the email address you have (or don't have) in the employee record is part of the data that uploads in each STP file submission every pay run.  Any updates to this field will therefore also reflect each time.

It is entirely up to each employee if they choose not to have/supply an email address however they won't have access to their myGov account without one & with so much already (or heading) online, eventually they will need to have one.

You can still provide a printed payslip/Payment Summary if you want to & are happy to do so - particularly for the end of 2019 as until it's been in place beyond a financial year, not everyone's STP history is complete as yet, due to varying STP commencement dates & pre-STP terminations.

Shaz Hughes Dip(Fin) ACQ NSW, MICB

Reckon Accredited Professional Partner Bookkeeper / Registered BAS Agent (No: 92314 015)

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Ballajura, WA

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shazinoz2@bigpond.com


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Carmel Clarke

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Thanks all. Reckon has since issued a correction to the webinar recorded & Viewed on last week. 
They have confirmed employee email addres is optional, however when one is entered it must be a valid email address.
 There was no mention in the correction with regards to whether the email address if provided must match Mygov email address, however comments from other users, indicate that there seems to be no issue if the email address does not match an employees mygov email address, this seems sensible, as we all know many people have more than one email addresses that they use for different purposes.