STP. Do I need to go Reckon One on cloud version? Presently have payroll premier 2018/19

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STP. Do I need to go Reckon One on cloud version? Presently have payroll premier 2018/19
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Peter Lumsden

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Helen Bowers

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Hi Peter. No, you do not need to do that. Payroll Premier has STP embedded and you will need to log onto the Reckon Portal (that sends your files to the ATO) and set up all the details of your company in Reckon Gov Connect. Why not log on to Reckon ordinary website and download the material that tells you how to set up for STP? Check out the video that is very helpful and then as you proceed you may need some questions answered, but you can always find help either on the Reckon site or ask a questions such as you did today. We are only too happy to help.
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Dear Peter,
You do not need to go to Reckon One to submit STP files. Payroll Premier 2018/19 has the ability to create single-touch payroll files that you can upload and submit through GovConnect. There are a few steps you need to follow in order to make your Payroll Premier STP ready.

  1. You will need to create a Reckon Customer Portal account. You can read how to do so here: https://help.reckon.com/reckon-customer-portal/creating-an-account
  2. After you have made a Customer Portal account, you can create your GovConnect account. You can read how to do so here: https://help.reckon.com/customer-portal/products/govconnect/single-touch-payroll
  3. After you have made your GovConnect account, you can read up on submitting your Software ID by following the FAQ attached to the above article ( https://help.reckon.com/customer-portal/products/govconnect/single-touch-payroll/faq )
Now for Payroll Premier. PP has a few steps you'll need to go through in order to set everything up.
Here is a brief checklist of things you will need to check:
  1. Make sure your Print Preference is set to Date Paid rather than Pay End Date (File > Preferences > Printing).
  2. Ensure you have your GST Branch Code, contact name and email are entered in your preferences (File > Preferences > Files)
  3. Fill out the areas in your Company Information (File > Company Information), taking special note to make sure your Trading Name matches with what's inside of your GovConnect's Company & Advisor Info area - this is CASE SENSITIVE, so be careful when filling it out. You will need to fill out your Address, State, Postcode, Phone Number and ABN (the latter two can be found under the Numbers area).
  4. After that has been filled out, you will need to enter your employee's details, including their First Name, Last Name, Legal Address, State, Postcode, Employee Number and TFN.
  5. If your employees are subject to any allowances in their payslips, then they must be categorized out of "Allowances - Other".
When all this has been completed, you have two last steps - creating and submitting the Single Touch Payroll file.You can do this by doing the following:
  1. In Payroll Premier, go to Reports > Single Touch Payroll > Process STP Reports. Ensure you select the right date in the top-left hand corner, then ensure all your employees are classified as "Valid". This is done by checking if the square beside the employee's name is green. If all are green and the date is correct, then click "Export" in the top-right-hand corner. You will then be prompted to save the STP export to wherever you wish - I would recommend a folder on the desktop, or to the standard "EXPORT" folder Payroll Premier has by default.
  2. Go to your GovConnect STP area, click "Upload your Data", and navigate to where you saved your STP file. It will be named "STP-(date/time).JSON". Ignore "STP EXPORT", as it is a historical file. Once uploaded, click Submit, and it will be sent off to the ATO.
I hope this comprehensive guide helps you. Should you have any issues, feel free to contact our Technical Support team. :)


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Peter Lumsden

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Thank you very much. Much Appreciated
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Helen Bowers

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A great response for you Peter. The tecs are always so very helpful. Good luck.