myGov employee commencement solution

As part of Single Touch Payroll (STP) we want to improve the employment commencement process for both employers and employees. A key part of this is the introduction of an employee commencement solution hosted within myGov.

The solution enables you to update your software to allow new employees to complete the following two forms online with some pre-filled information, such as an employee’s existing superannuation fund/s details.

  • Tax file number declaration forms
  • Superannuation standard choice

The validated information will be available for the employer’s payroll software, eliminating the need to manually enter the information into their payroll system.

The use of this service is optional and employers can continue to use their current processes.

The detailed design phase for the solution has now commenced with the final release due in August 2017. At a recent STP Design working group meeting it was suggested by software developers there is a low level of interest in implementing this solution and that the priority of this service should be reassessed. Due to this feedback we would like to gauge the level of interest from the wider industry.

Your responses will be used to determine the schedule of the myGov employee commencement solution.

You can provide your view by:

  • Emailing SIPO or
  • Submitting the form below