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Click the name of the Single Touch Payroll (STP) screen below to read field and function descriptions. 


 Batch List screen
Field name or buttonDescription
Filters
Companies

Displays all payroll companies (datasets) connected to this organisation.

Use the drop-down menu to display only a single company.

Statuses

By default, the screen displays all batches with all statuses, except ATO Confirmed and Not Required.

Use the drop-down menu to display batches with a particular status.

Refer to Understanding STP batch status for more information.

Financial years

Displays batches by financial year. Use the dropdown menu to select the required financial year.  

Batch Information 
CompanyDisplays the company database name from which the the batch was created.
Batch NumberDisplays the unique system generated number for a payrun.
Date PaidDisplays the Date Paid in Check Pays in desktop application.
Batch Payments

The total amounts earned by all employees in the batch (plus any allowances where Tax Certificate Code is set up to 1= include in Tax Certificate totals.)

Refer to Batch Payments for more information.

Batch PAYGWDisplays the total tax withheld in the batch.
Status

Displays the current status of the batch. Refer to Understanding STP batch status for more information.

Financial Year Summary

Displays a summary of batches (the number and status of batches) that are grouped to the respective financial year.


 Batch Details screen
Field name or buttonDescription
Header section


Batch Number

A system generated unique number for payrun.

CompanyDataset name
Refresh batch

The button pulls updated information from the desktop application for

  • all fields in the Personal Details tab in employee masterfile
  • Pay elements setups which include Allowance Maintenance and Deduction Maintenance: Tax Certificate Code field, and Employer Contribution/Super Maintenance: Contribution Category field (these are setups that may affect employee YTD figures)
Submission (X)

A drop-down box which is available after a batch has been submitted to the ATO. (If a batch is only submitted once (no update), the Submission drop-down button is not displayed.

The number represents the updated version of the submitted batch. For example, if a batch has been updated once and re-submitted, the button reads "Submission 1".

You can view previous submissions but can only work on (edit or re-submit) the latest submission.

Status

Refer to Understanding STP batch status for more information.

Submitted to ATO

Displays the time and date stamp that the batch was submitted to the ATO, based on the Time Zone setting in Attache Online.

If the batch has not been submitted, the field displays Not submitted

Date PaidDisplays the date paid in Check Pays.
Batch Payments

The total amounts earned by all employees in the batch (plus any allowances where Tax Certificate Code is set up to 1= include in Tax Certificate totals.)

Refer to Batch Payments for more information.

Batch PAYGW

Displays the total tax withheld in the batch.

Income Statement ReportDownload Employee YTD figures in xlsx format. (Note that Super Guarantee amounts are not included; these will be added in a future enhancement.)   
Batch options
Mark batch as not required

Mark a batch as Not Required so that it is not displayed on the Batch List screen. Toggle to Reinstate batch.

See Marking a batch as Not Required

Finalisation

Finalise individual, terminated or all employees. 

See Finalising your employees

Sign and submitProceed to the Sign and Submit page.
Employees tab


LocationThe employee's location from the employee masterfile
Employee CodeThe employee's code from the employee masterfile
NameThe employee's name from the employee mastefile.
Pay PointThe employee's pay point from employee mastefile.
Pay Period EndingThe Pay Period Ending Date from Check Pays.
YTD GrossThe employee's taxable gross year-to-date amount (that is, the gross amount from the payment summary).
YTD PAYGThe employee's YTD PAYG withheld tax (that is, the tax withheld amount from the payment summary).
Employee drill-down


Income Statement tab


Ordinary Time Earnings

The employee's year-to-date Ordinary Time Earnings amount.

Super GuaranteeThe employee's year-to-date super guarantee amount.
CDEPThe employee's YTD CDEP amount from the payment summary.
Non-exempt Reportable Fringe BenefitsThe employee's non-exempt YTD reportable fringe benefits amount from the payment summary.
Exempt Reportable Fringe BenefitsThe employee's exempt YTD reportable fringe benefits amount from the payment summary.
RESCThe employee's YTD RESC amount from the payment summary.
ETP Tax Free Component

The employee's YTD ETP Tax-free Component amount from the payment summary.

This field applies validation - correct financial year.

ETP Taxable Component

The employee's YTD ETP Tax Component amount from the payment summary.

This field applies validation - total amount cannot be negative.

ETP Tax

The employee's YTD ETP Tax amount from the payment summary.

This field applies validation - total amount cannot be negative.

YTD GrossThe employee's YTD taxable gross amount. (that is, the Gross amount from the payment summary).
YTD PAYGThe employee's YTD PAYG withheld tax (that is the Withheld amount from the payment summary).
Lump Sum A B D EThe employee's YTD Lump Sum A, B, D, and E from the payment summary.
Exempt Foreign Employment IncomeThe employee's YTD exempt foreign employment income from the payment summary.
Total Allowances

The employee's YTD total allowances from the payment summary.

This field applies validation - total amount cannot be negative.

Union Professional FeesThe employee's YTD union/professional fees from the payment summary.
Workplace GivingThe employee's YTD workplace giving amount from the payment summary.
Personal Details tab


Tax File NumberThe employee's TFN from the employee masterfile
SurnameThe employee's Surname from the employee masterfile
Date of BirthThe employee's Date of Birth from employee masterfile
Address Line 1The employee's Address Line 1 from the employee masterfile
SuburbThe employee's Suburb from the employee masterfile
CountryThe employee's coutnry from the employee masterfile
StateThe employee's state from the employee masterfile
PostcodeThe employee's postcode from the employee masterfile
EmailThe employee's Document Delivery Email Address from the employee mastefile
Error message tab

This tab displays the ATO error messages related to the batch.

See Troubleshooting employee Income Statement errors and ATO rejection messages


 Employer screen
Field name or buttonDescription
ABNDrop-down lists the business(es) you set up in Standard Business Reporting.
DeclarationInsert your name
Submit to ATOSend your STP data to the ATO


See also