Single Touch Payroll document library

Access our library of technical, informative and consultation documents for Single Touch Payroll (STP).

Choose from the following document categories:

Design and Technical

Use the design and technical documents to commence the build of your STP-enabled solution. 

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Getting your product live

Use the documents in this section to complete the steps to register and validate your STP-enabled solution with the ATO.

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Stakeholder information

Stakeholder information documents provide information to help you prepare for STP, including information you can share with your users.

Consultation documents

Consultation documents are the documents shared in our working groups, advisory groups and forums for STP. These documents are work in progress and subject to change.

Note: Documents shared within closed consultation groups are only accessible to members via the Digital service providers community (Let’s talk) using their login details.

Choose from the following consultation document categories:

Single Touch Payroll Design and Technical

Document name

Version

Intent of document

Forum

Employee Commencement

Draft

 

To provide an overview, functional view of process, use case view of commencement and examples of use cases.

Design working group

12 April 2017

Online Screens – Usability Testing Report

Final

V1.0

This document details the process and results from user testing of the Single Touch Payroll screens on ATO Online.

All Single Touch Payroll stakeholders

28 June 2017

Super Reporting

Document name

Version

Intent of document

Forum

Consultation Paper - Online choice of fund design
 

Final V1.0

To gather feedback on the online choice of fund design, which is part of the employee commencement service through Single Touch Payroll.

All Single Touch Payroll stakeholders

28 June 2017

Superannuation Payment design update

Draft

Overview of Super reporting.

Internal document.

Readiness working group

5 April 2017

The Future of Superannuation Reporting

Draft

An overview of the proposed future APRA fund reporting.

Advisory group

20 June 2017

Client Engagement Compliance

Document name

Version

Intent of document

Forum

Single Touch Payroll Client Engagement Approach Draft The ATO's approach to client engagement including the strategy and implementation plan.

Advisory Group

22 August 2017

Single Touch Payroll Exemptions Workshop Update and scenarios

Point in time

Overview of Single Touch Payroll Exemptions and possible scenarios.

Internal document.

Readiness working group

1 June 2017

 

Single Touch Payroll Exemptions and Deferrals Framework (previously called Single Touch Payroll Exemptions Workshop Update and Scenarios)

Draft

V0.25

The purpose of this document is to present the Australian Taxation Office approach (the Approach) to the consideration of exemption and deferrals applications related to the STP regime.

Internal document.

Advisory Group

21 September 2017

Engagement and Communication

Document name

Version

Intent of document

Forum

Consultation Model

 

Final V1.02

 

The consultation model is aligned to the stakeholder engagement strategy and its objective is to enable and support employers’ transition by 1 July 2018.

Internal document.

Readiness working group

18 May 2017

Integrated approach overview and timeline

Point in time

To provide an overview of engagement activities for all three phases.

Readiness working group

7 July 2017

Integrated Transition Plan

 

Draft V0.6

This document includes the integrated Single Touch Payroll stakeholder engagement and timeline, digital service provider engagement approach, employer transition framework and intermediaries engagement approach.

Internal document.

Readiness working group

31 May 2017

Single Touch Payroll Engagement Commitments Report

Point in time

Overview of Single Touch Payroll engagement activities.

Internal document.

Readiness working group

September 2017

Single Touch Payroll Mailbox Activity Report

Point in time

The intent of this report is to capture and share the topics and issues arising from the Single Touch Payroll mailbox activities.

Internal document.

Advisory group

21 September 2017

Single Touch Payroll Project Documentation for External Consultation

Point in time

This document provides an overview of Single Touch Payroll  documentation shared with external forums for consultation.

Internal document.

Advisory group

22 August 2017

Single Touch Payroll Onboarding report

Point in time

An overview of Digital Service Providers (DSP) STP product development timeline and transition readiness.

Internal document.

Advisory group

22 August 2017

Single Touch Payroll Stakeholder Engagement Update

Point in time

An overview of engagement activities supported by general communications. This includes the integrated engagement plan overview.

Internal document.

Readiness working group 

3 August 2017

Single Touch Payroll  Transition guide

Draft V0.1

Decision ‘in or out’ tool for employers. Previous name: Decision Tool.

Readiness working group 

26 June 2017

Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

 

Draft V4.0

 

This is an overarching document providing the framework for Single Touch Payroll stakeholder engagement.

Internal document.

Readiness working group

31 May 2017

 

Readiness

Document name

Version

Intent of document

Forum

Readiness Tool

Draft

Criteria to assess STP impact on clients.

Internal document.

Readiness working group

3 August 2017

Single Touch Payroll Change Management Strategy

Final V1.4

Overarching Single Touch Payroll change management strategy.

Internal document.

Readiness working group

 5 April 2017

Single Touch Payroll Industry Assessment of Readiness

Point in time

 

Industry assessment of Single Touch Payroll readiness

Advisory group

20 July 2017

Single Touch Payroll Integrated Change Readiness Overview

Point in time

Overview on readiness for 1 July 2017.

Internal document.

Readiness working group

1 June 2017

Single Touch Payroll Performance Summary

Point in time

 

To present a summary of the performance test results for Q2 functionality and how these results feed into the forecasted processing requirements for STP.

Advisory group

20 July 2017

Single Touch Payroll Readiness Criteria

Draft
V0.2

Readiness Criteria for the Single Touch Payroll September release.

Internal document.

Readiness working group

3 August 2017

Single Touch Payroll Readiness Framework

Draft
V0.2

An overview of the models for people readiness.

Internal document.

Readiness working group

3 August 2017

Single Touch Payroll Readiness Q2 Release 2017

Point in Time

To provide an overview of our Readiness for Single Touch Payroll. This includes the STP program implementation roadmap.

Readiness working group

7 July 2017

Single Touch Payroll Readiness Walkthrough

Point in time

An overview of the Single Touch Payroll change management effort, its responsibilities and main objectives.

Internal document.

Readiness working group

12 May 2017

Single Touch Payroll Scripting

Draft

Call centre scripting for Single Touch Payroll.

Internal document.

Readiness working group

1 June 2017

STP Key Success Indicators V0.8 To seek endorsement from the RWG group on the agreed success indicators.

Readiness working group

4 September 2017

Readiness Criteria V0.3 To seek endorsement from the RWG group on the draft readiness criteria.

Readiness working group

4 September 2017

Small Business Pilot

Document name

Version

Intent of document

Forum

Feedback Framework

Point in time

Feedback approach.

Solution providers & Small Employer working group

February 2017

Journey Maps Solution providers

Final V2.1

Single Touch Payroll Journey maps.

Internal document.

Solution providers & Small Employer working group

February 2017

Interim Pilot report

 

 Final

To provide the Single Touch Payroll Advisory group with draft interim findings from the small business pilot.

Internal document.

Single Touch Payroll Advisory group

23 May 2017

Program Management

Document name

Version

Intent of document

Forum

Department of Finance Gateway recommendations

Point in time

May 2017

To provide an overview of the recommendations given as a result of an external review conducted by the Department of Finance.

Internal document.

Advisory group

8 June 2017

Single Touch Payroll Governance model & roles

Point in time
 

Overview of Single Touch Payroll governance arrangements and roles and responsibilities of Single Touch Payroll Program leads.

Internal document.

Advisory group

24 January 2017

Single Touch Payroll program focus areas

Final
V1.0

Overview of the future focus for design.

Internal document.

Readiness working group

3 August 2017

Single Touch Payroll Key Success Indicators

Draft
V0.04

Draft Single Touch Payroll success indicators and associated metrics.

Internal document.

Readiness working group

3 August 2017

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