First State Super Logo


Employer super issues

Single touch payroll

Section: 1.3

Single Touch Payroll is a government initiative to streamline business reporting obligations.

Employers will be able to report super, salary or wages and pay as you go (PAYG) withholding information to the ATO from their payroll solution, at the same time they pay their employees. There will also be more options for completing tax and super forms online. Reporting through Single Touch Payroll means that when an employer completes their normal payroll process, their employees' super guarantee information will be sent to the ATO directly from their payroll solution.

When an employer pays their employees' super guarantee contributions, the same details that are sent to the super fund are sent to the ATO.

Clients who are employees should be able to see more super information online when employers adopt this reporting, making it easier to track super contributions.

Employers with 20 or more employees must start reporting through Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2018.

Legislation to implement this change became law on 16 September 2016.

Last modified: Friday, January 12, 2018