The Payroll > Process Payroll > STP Update report is used to report changes to employee YTD amounts. An Update Event is used for circumstances other than when an employee is paid. These can include:
- Entering YTD data
- Marking final pays to close off the financial year
- Recording fringe benefits
The STP Update report includes all Australian PAYG employees that have been paid within the selected financial year and their YTD earnings.
Earnings are reported under the Pay Through Entity in which the pays were ‘Paid’.
YTD Starting Balances
The data in the report will include any YTD starting balances uploaded to the portal in the YTD uploader or entered directly into an employee profile.
If you have reported the YTD balances in another system, these will need to be reported in Astute reported along with a Previous BMS ID and Previous Payroll System ID.
Both of these are required to report your YTD Balances correctly through STP, and are used by the ATO to identify that the YTD balances you are bringing into Astute have already been reported via STP using another provider, so that your employees' earnigns are not overstated.
For more information on configuring these IDs, please see this Help Centre article.
STP Update Report
The Report Summary at the top of the STP Update report details the payment totals for the specified period.
Below this, employee totals are listed in separate report lines with the following information:
The tax type that the employee has been paid under. If the employee has been paid during the financial year under multiple tax types, these will appear separate within the record, sorted alphabetically
The types that may appear are:
The gross amounts being reported under the payment summary type for the employee. Values are obtained from ‘Paid’ pay runs or YTD starting balances that have been added to the portal residing on the employee profile
The sum of PAYG withheld and deduction amounts with a Deduction Type of PAYG
Reportable Fringe Benefit Amounts (RFBA) can be added and saved here. Value limit of two decimal places
‘Message’ allows you to view the message being submitted to the ATO as part of the STP Update event
‘Validation Errors’ allows you to view errors for the employee in a popup window
The current status of each Update event in the report: