In Payroll Options, the Tax Impost options used for tax tables for the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) and Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS) have been updated to allow for additional bands in the upcoming 2019/20 Australian tax tables. Previously, nine bands were available; this has been increased to 30.
Note: Payroll tax scales for 2019/20 (available mid-June) are compatible only with Attaché 19.
Attaché 19.1 includes an updated tax file number (TFN) declaration file (version 4.0) and self-printing tax file number (TFN) declaration (version 4.0). The new specification includes an employee email address field, and the previous questions on Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) and Student Financial Supplement Scheme (SFSS) have now been combined into one question. These new forms come into effect from 1 July 2019.
The ETP Payment Date in Termination Pays is now generated automatically and cannot be edited. If a timesheet includes a termination pay then the ETP Payment Date is pre-filled with the details entered in the Date Paid field in Check Pays. This change has been introduced to reduce clerical errors.
A new field called Previous BMS ID has been added to the Tax Details tab in Payroll Options. If you have moved to Attaché mid-year from another software provider and you were previously sending Single Touch Payroll submissions to the ATO under that previous provider, before processing your first pay in Attaché you should enter the BMS ID of your previous provider in this field. This will zero out all year-to-date figures reported under the previous BMS ID, thus avoiding double-reporting of employee year-to-date earnings.
For Australian payroll, a new flag has been added to the Tax tab in Employee Maintenance. The Employee Finalised flag is applied automatically if an employee has been reported via Single Touch Payroll as tax ready and the batch has been ATO Confirmed. If you're using Single Touch Payroll, you’ll need to finalise your employees as part of your end-of-year processing, when terminating an employee at any time during the year or if a company has been liquidated.
To finalise a terminated employee:
In the Employer screen, select your ABN, type your name in the Declaration field and select the declaration check box.
Click Submit to ATO.
For New Zealand Payroll, a new Use Hours Per Day check box has been added to Employee Maintenance, Employee Standard Pays and Employee Groups for leave liability calculations. When selected, the employee hours per day value will be the divisor used to calculate the Ordinary Weekly Earnings and Average Weekly Pay for that employee. When the check box is cleared (which is the default), the leave calculation will work the same as previously (that is, the employee hours per day value will not be factored in). This option can provide a simpler and more accurate calculation of the value of leave for employees who do not work regular hours.
In Attaché Payroll for New Zealand, when opening Payday Filing you are now taken directly to the Inland Revenue website without being prompted to first log in to Attaché Online.
The latest tax scales for Papua New Guinea (released in January 2019) are included in Attaché 19.1.
The latest tax scales for New Zealand (released in March 2019) are included in Attaché 19.1.
In Bank Reconciliation in Attaché General Ledger, you can now search matched transactions. You can search by amount, by the transaction date and transaction details on the bank statement and by the General Ledger transaction date and details. This makes it easier for you to find and undo incorrectly matched transactions. Previously, you could only search unreconciled general ledger transactions and unreconciled statement transactions.
Attaché 19.1.4 (August 2019) includes updates to existing view models to provide report-writer access to the data required to create supplier invoices that meet the August 2019 Bunnings specification (Business Implementation Guide for Delivery Docket Standardisation). The updated view models are Customer (ViewModel), CustomerTransactions (ViewModel), CustomerTransactionDetail (ViewModel) and CustomerOrderDetails (ViewModel).
If you supply to Bunnings and need to implement supplier invoices in the required format, talk to your Attaché consultant or contact Attaché support.
The new Attachements tab in the Asset Masterfile allows you to attach a document or file related to the asset. You can include a searchable description of the attachment so you can easily identify the attachment to view or delete it. You can access the Attachments tab in both Asset Maintenance and Asset Enquiry.