Single Touch Payroll (STP Phase 2) YTD report

STP YTD and Line Item reports

The Single Touch Payroll Year-to-Date (STP YTD) report allows you to generate a report of the latest YTD data sent to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) through Single Touch Payroll.

  Tip: This report can also be used to double-check any outstanding STP submissions that have yet to be submitted to the ATO.

The STP Line Item report allows you to generate a line item report that drills down and allows you to see a more detailed view of pay allocation submitted via STP per employee or office code (paying entity) for each pay period.

  Tip: This report can be used to help you work out the cause of any discrepancies when you're unable to reconcile the STP YTD report with the Advanced Payroll Activity report.

In this article we will cover:

  • Generating the STP YTD report
  • Generating the STP Line Item report

  Looking for information on the STP YTD and Line Item report for Phase 1? See our help guide article here!

Generating the STP YTD report

The STP YTD report shows data that has been sent to the ATO over the financial year along with previous financial years. This report along with the Advanced Payroll Activity report is used to reconcile.

Some important things to note with this report:

  • This report is updated every time you submit your STP submissions via Pay > Single Touch Payroll and shows the latest YTD data.
  • When this report is generated, it shows the YTD data as 'cash basis' i.e. based on the payment date shown on payslips.
  • The STP YTD report has a different definition of Gross than the Payroll Activity report.
  • This report has filters that can be used to filter to a specific Office Code (paying entity) or employee. Use the filters to view one paying entity at a time if needed.

To generate the STP YTD report:

  1. Navigate to Reports > Financial and under Payroll Reports select STP2 YTD.
  2. The STP YTD report will default to all employees for the current financial year. However, use the filters to drill down your results if needed. 

    STP YTD filter option 1.png
  3. Once you have selected the relevant filters, select Apply Filters.

    STP YTD filter option 2.png
  4. To export this report simply select Export and you will be notified once the export is ready.

    STP YTD export option.png

  If you're reconciling and would like more information on the reconciliation process, please check out our reconciliation guide.

Generating the STP Line Item report

The STP Line Item report allows you to see a detailed view of pay allocation submitted via STP per employee.

As this report shows a detailed view of an employee's pay allocation, it can be used to help you work out the cause of any discrepancies if you're unable to reconcile the STP YTD report with the Advanced Payroll Activity report.

Much like the STP YTD report, this report is also updated every time you submit your STP submissions via Pay > Single Touch Payroll.

To generate the STP Line Item report:

  1. Navigate to Reports > Financial and under Payroll Reports select STP2 Line Item.
  2. The STP Line Item report will default to all employees. However, use the filters to drill down your results if needed. 

  3. Once you have selected the relevant filters, select Apply Filters.

  4. Select Details against the relevant employee to review the employee's STP data. 

      Please note: The below screenshots are test data and therefore don't show accurate pay data, your platform and STP reports will show your relevant pay data. 



  5. To export this report simply select CSV Export and you will be notified once the export is ready.

  If you're troubleshooting any discrepancies and would like more information, please check out the Troubleshooting discrepancies section in our reconciliation guide.