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In Allowance Maintenance you can now set up allowance types to reflect the classifications required by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting.

Setting up allowances for Single Touch Payroll reporting

  1. Choose Setups | Payroll | Allowances | Maintain.
  2. Select the Allowance Code. 
  3. In Tax Certificate Code, select 2 = Itemise on Tax Certificate. 
  4. In Allowance Types, select one of the following:
    1 = Other: For expected deductible expenses.
    2 = Car: Cents per kilometre car expense payments
    3 = Transport: Award transport payments
    4 = Laundry: Laundry (not dry cleaning) allowance for deductible clothing.
    5 = Meals: Award overtime meal allowances.
    6 = Travel: Domestic or overseas travel allowance involving an overnight absence from employee's ordinary place of residence. 
  5. Choose Accept (F9).

For further information, see Withholding for allowances on the ATO website.


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