The STP module is enabled at an entity level. As some entities may not be required to submit pay event data through STP, this functionality will need to be set for each individual entity and will not automatically be turned on.
To turn on STP for your entity:
Go to Config > Company Management > select the entity > Payroll.
Scroll to the Single Touch Payroll section.
Tick the ‘Enable Single Touch Payroll for this Entity’ checkbox.
Once STP is enabled in an entity, it cannot be disabled. The checkbox will be greyed out and can’t be deselected.
Pay event files will generate for any pay runs with a Pay Date that falls on or after the date that you enable STP in your entity, for you to send to the ATO.
Set a BMS ID for a Previous Payroll System
The Previous BMS ID field allows you to enter the Business Management Software Identifier (BMS ID) for your old payroll system, if you've moved across to Astute partway through a financial year.
Entering the BMS ID for your entity allows the ATO to identify any YTD amounts that have been brought across and uploaded from the prevoius system, so that employee earnings are not overstated.
To set the BMS ID for your previous system:
Go to Config > Company Management > select entity > Payroll.
In the Single Touch Payroll section, enter the ID in the Previous BMS ID field.
Note: the Previous BMS ID field will only appear if the Enable Single Touch Payroll for this Entity checkbox is ticked.
If you have entered a BMS ID, you will be able to add a Previous System Payroll ID to employees, approvers, and administrators in your portal.