Starting STP Reporting part way through an Activity Statement reporting period


Payee YTD Data

Each STP Report always sends Payee Income Statement Data based on YTD data. It does not matter which dates you specify, STP Creator will use the Register Summary Year To Date data from the linked MYOB® company file.


Payer Activity Statement Data

However each STP Report also sends Payer Activity Statement totals (W1 and W2) - these are for the relevant Pay Period - not year to date. The ATO will use this data to pre-fill your next online Activity Statement. If you commence STP Reporting during an Activity Statement reporting period, normally the Payer Activity Statement totals (W1 and W2) sent by STP Creator will be for the current pay period and may not reflect all Payer W1 W2 amounts for the reporting period. The pre-fill data on your next online Activity statement may therefore be incorrect - it is up to you to override the pre-filled data and use the correct W1 W2 amounts for the relevant Activity Statement.


If you want to ensure the pre-fill data on your next Activity Statement is correct, you can modify the normal setup to achieve this. Say for example you lodge quarterly Activity Statements. You pay your employees monthly on the last day of each month. You commence using STP Creator to report the payroll payment made 30 Nov 2019. To ensure the Payer Activity Statement totals (W1 and W2) for your next online Activity statement for the Quarter Ended 31 Dec 2019 is correct, set the Dates on your first STP Report as follows:




This will ensure the first STP Report includes in the W1 and W2 amounts for this report all payroll payments from 1 Oct 2019 to 30 Nov 2019.


On your next STP Report (for the payment on 31 Dec 2019) set the dates in the usual manner: