Single Touch Payroll - Design

The purpose of the Design Working group is to work collaboratively with ATO stakeholders and digital solution provider representatives to identify and resolve issues on the Single Touch Payroll design.

All documentation relating to the Design Working Group and meetings are accessible from the Document Library (located on the right hand side of this webpage). Documents will be published two days prior to each meeting.

The purpose of the Design Working group is to work collaboratively with ATO stakeholders and digital solution provider representatives to identify and resolve issues on the Single Touch Payroll design.

All documentation relating to the Design Working Group and meetings are accessible from the Document Library (located on the right hand side of this webpage). Documents will be published two days prior to each meeting.

  • STP Update

    11 months ago
    John Shepherd, Assistant Commissioner recently wrote to the STP Digital Service Provider community to report on a number of key topics including the business scenarios, potential enhancements to our testing processes and the transition to our Operational Framework.

    If you would like further information, the full update can be accessed here: Communications to the Digital Service Provider Community
    John Shepherd, Assistant Commissioner recently wrote to the STP Digital Service Provider community to report on a number of key topics including the business scenarios, potential enhancements to our testing processes and the transition to our Operational Framework.

    If you would like further information, the full update can be accessed here: Communications to the Digital Service Provider Community
  • Employee Commencement concept paper

    11 months ago
    The ATO, in collaboration with the DWG Micro-Focus group, Focus group and DWG members has developed a concept paper that aims to deliver streamlined electronic employee commencement services.

    The services outlined in this paper will be optional for employees, employers and software providers. Each party will need to assess for themselves whether using or implementing these services will be of value to them.

    This paper outlines the concepts and scope for which we will base our detailed designs on, recognising that consultation with industry will be required in refining the designs to meet usability and industry requirements as well as meeting policy intent.

    If you would like further information, the concept paper can be accessed here: Employee Commencement Concept Paper

    Consultation Paper – Online choice of fund design (part of the employee commencement service)

    Consultation had ended
    In response to the Government announcement, Single Touch Payroll will be delivering new services to support employees commencing employment either directly through an employer’s software, or through a similar process in ATO Online. The core component of these services is the delivery of a pre-filled tax file number declaration and choice form.

    Through this consultation paper the ATO is seeking industry feedback on:
    • the principles supporting the online design for choice of fund;
    • whether the ATO design achieves the stated policy intent; and
    • how to support a more efficient member and employer experience (i.e. through both ATO Online and Employer business management software solutions).
    We are also releasing the Usability Testing Report as referenced in the consultation paper.

    Feedback from consultation and next steps
    Consultation closed on 25 July 2017 and we received a total of 29 submissions. The responses have been reviewed and an initial micro focus group meeting held with four industry representatives to confirm the scope of feedback and headline issues. The ATO has developed a high level summary of the feedback received through the consultative process. The feedback will now be considered as part of confirming our design for next release of the STP Employee Commencement process in 2018.

    Webinar
    The ATO presented a webinar to go through this paper on Tuesday 4 July 2017. Please find a copy of the webinar slides.

    Watch:
    The ATO, in collaboration with the DWG Micro-Focus group, Focus group and DWG members has developed a concept paper that aims to deliver streamlined electronic employee commencement services.

    The services outlined in this paper will be optional for employees, employers and software providers. Each party will need to assess for themselves whether using or implementing these services will be of value to them.

    This paper outlines the concepts and scope for which we will base our detailed designs on, recognising that consultation with industry will be required in refining the designs to meet usability and industry requirements as well as meeting policy intent.

    If you would like further information, the concept paper can be accessed here: Employee Commencement Concept Paper

    Consultation Paper – Online choice of fund design (part of the employee commencement service)

    Consultation had ended
    In response to the Government announcement, Single Touch Payroll will be delivering new services to support employees commencing employment either directly through an employer’s software, or through a similar process in ATO Online. The core component of these services is the delivery of a pre-filled tax file number declaration and choice form.

    Through this consultation paper the ATO is seeking industry feedback on:
    • the principles supporting the online design for choice of fund;
    • whether the ATO design achieves the stated policy intent; and
    • how to support a more efficient member and employer experience (i.e. through both ATO Online and Employer business management software solutions).
    We are also releasing the Usability Testing Report as referenced in the consultation paper.

    Feedback from consultation and next steps
    Consultation closed on 25 July 2017 and we received a total of 29 submissions. The responses have been reviewed and an initial micro focus group meeting held with four industry representatives to confirm the scope of feedback and headline issues. The ATO has developed a high level summary of the feedback received through the consultative process. The feedback will now be considered as part of confirming our design for next release of the STP Employee Commencement process in 2018.

    Webinar
    The ATO presented a webinar to go through this paper on Tuesday 4 July 2017. Please find a copy of the webinar slides.

    Watch:
  • Feedback

    about 2 years ago
    We welcome your feedback on the design documentation which can be forwarded to the SingleTouchPayroll@ato.gov.au mailbox.

    All future feedback sent to the STP mailbox will be updated and accessible via the ‘Feedback Register’.

    Meeting Dates:

    • 6 March 2018
    • 3 April 2018
    • 1 May 2018
    • 5 June 2018
    We welcome your feedback on the design documentation which can be forwarded to the SingleTouchPayroll@ato.gov.au mailbox.

    All future feedback sent to the STP mailbox will be updated and accessible via the ‘Feedback Register’.

    Meeting Dates:

    • 6 March 2018
    • 3 April 2018
    • 1 May 2018
    • 5 June 2018