Run Date/Time Stamp


(from the ATO's Business Implementation Guide)



Run Date/Time Stamp – there are many payroll arrangements, payment cycles and business process timings that result in files being received out of sequence by the ATO. This field is used by the ATO to identify the latest YTD amount record for display in the Payees’ Income Statements. This field is also used by Services Australia to sequence the files to enable period amounts to be derived. The requirements are:

Run Date/Time Stamp must be reported as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the format ccyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ




STP Creator - MYOB Users

In STP Creator, the above Run Date/Time Stamp will be taken from the latest Payment Date when calculating W1 and W2 on the Set Reporting Period screen (Step 5). MYOB records the session time (based on your computer date/time) when each payroll transaction is reported. This session time is what will be reported to the ATO. If the computer's date was incorrectly set, you can manually set the Run Date/Time Stamp. Use the actual date/time, STP Creator will adjust for UTC based on your current computer date/time.



STP Creator - non MYOB Users

In STP Creator,  you can manually set the Run Date/Time Stamp on the Set Reporting Period screen (Step 5). Use the actual date/time, STP Creator will adjust for UTC based on your current computer date/time.