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Single Touch Payroll – it’s happening!

Are you ready to start reporting from 1 July 2019?

Presented on Wednesday, March 27 2019 – Recording now available!

We’re excited to announce that TaxBanter and the ATO will jointly present a webinar on Single Touch Payroll – we’ll be joined by Michael Karavas, Director and STP Design Lead at the ATO.


This webinar will cover the expansion of the Single Touch Payroll (STP) regime from 1 July 2019 to small employers to electronically report payroll and superannuation amounts to the ATO.

All employers with 20 or more employees have been required to report under STP since 1 July 2018. The law now requires small employers (19 or fewer employees) to report through STP from 1 July 2019. More than 700,000 small employers will need to implement a reporting solution; this may involve acquiring or updating payroll software or adopting one of the different STP reporting options which will be available by 1 July 2019. The ATO will not force any small employer to purchase payroll software if they don’t currently use it.

Alternative reporting options and low-cost reporting solutions at or below $10 per month will also be available to micro employers (4 or fewer employees), and they will be initially allowed to use their registered tax or BAS agent to report quarterly instead of at each payroll cycle.
Special rules will also be available for closely held employers.

Key questions to be addressed

What is STP?
What exemptions and deferrals are available?
What is a 'small’, ‘micro’ and ‘closely held’ employer?'
What if my software provider will not be ready by 1 July 2019?
What information needs to be reported under STP?
What transitional relief will the ATO provide?
What are the STP reporting timeframes?
How will STP affect 'small' employers?
Will PAYGW payment summaries still be needed?
What are the alternative reporting options for ‘micro’ employers?
How will STP affect my employees?
What are the special rules for ‘closely held’ employers?
Are there any changes to my payment obligations?

Date & time

Wednesday, March 27 2019

2:30pm – 4:00pm AEDT

(recording now available for purchase)

CPD/CPE points




Single Price: $198

Group Price: $594

(3 or more attendees)

Your presenters

Robyn Jacobson
BCom, FCA, FCPA, CTA, Registered Tax Agent
Senior Tax Trainer

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Robyn Jacobson is well known in tax training circles, having been a professional tax trainer for 22 years and a regular conference and webinar presenter.

With more than 25 years experience in the profession, Robyn has a public practice background. Her training roles include Webb Martin then as sole director of her own business, Cyntax Pty Ltd, before its merger with TaxBanter in 2011. Based in Melbourne, Robyn continues to be a highly regarded tax trainer, providing training through TaxBanter.

Robyn is a Fellow of both CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Chartered Tax Adviser of The Tax Institute and a Registered Tax Agent.

She is the Chair of CPA Australia’s Victorian Public Practice Committee, Co-Chair of The Tax Institute’s Victorian Women In Tax Committee and a member of The Tax Institute’s Victorian Professional Development Committee. Robyn regularly consults with The Treasury, the ATO and the professional bodies on technical issues, and has been involved in ATO consultations on Single Touch Payroll for 3 years.

Robyn is an avid advocate, social media commentator, blogger and host of TaxBanter’s popular podcast Tax Yak.

Michael Karavas
Director, Single Touch Payroll – Australian Taxation Office

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Michael is a Director with the ATO; his current role is in design and implementation of the Single Touch Payroll program.

Michael has over 25 years’ experience in tax administration, with most of the last 20 years focusing on the implementation on new Government initiatives including the Minerals Resource Rent Tax, Tax Consolidations as well as working on the ATO Change Program.

For the previous two years, Michael was seconded to the Treasury where he was the policy lead on the development of Single Touch Payroll.

Michael chairs the Single Touch Payroll Design Working Group which works collaboratively with a broad range of industry stakeholders on Single Touch Payroll design issues.


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