随着今日议会中新立法的通过，拥有19名或19名以下雇员的雇主必须在2019年7月1日之前根据Single Touch Payroll (STP—一键式薪酬系统)提交报告。自2018年7月1日起，已经有20名或20名以上雇员的雇主须遵守这些报告要求。
IPA全球首席执行官Andrew Conway表示: “虽然认识到，并非所有的小型或微型企业都为STP做好了数字化准备，但他们的会计师可以为其引领方向并协助履行这些新的义务”
“STP酝酿已久。对于那些寻求数字解决方案的企业，IPA与Reckon 联手建立了IPA Books+，该“电子图书馆”提供了低成本的STP解决方案，并可随时为IPA的全部成员提供帮助。” Conway先生表示。
STP BECOMES LAW FOR ALL EMPLOYERS – GET READY
With legislation passing through Parliament today, employers with 19 or fewer employees will have to report under the Single Touch Payroll (STP) regime by 1 July 2019. Employers with 20 or more employees came under these reporting requirements as from 1 July 2018.
“While it is appreciated that not all small or micro businesses are digitally ready for STP, their accountant is in the driver’s seat to assist them to meet these new reporting obligations,” said IPA chief executive, Andrew Conway.
“In fact some 30 per cent of small businesses are still not on a digital platform and while cost may be a factor, some may well be missing out on many efficiency and productivity benefits that could help their business grow.
“STP has been in the pipeline for a long time. For those seeking a digital solution, the IPA partnered with Reckon to establish IPA Books+ which provides a low cost STP solution and is readily available to all members of the IPA Group,” said Mr Conway.
For a cost as little as $8 per month IPA Books+ provides a digital base to monitor the cash book, view budgets, process payments, GST, manage pay runs, leave, super and STP for an unlimited number of employees.
“We acknowledge that for some micro businesses, a non-digital option may be a better fit to manage STP requirements, in the short term.
“With such tools available, accountants are encouraged to contact us today to become Cloud Advisers to assist their clients transition. Public Accountants are in the best position to help their small business clients transition to the digital world.” said Mr Conway.