EOFY 2018/19 tips: Lodging PAYG payment summary reports to the ATO

EOFY 2018/2019 tips from KeyPay

This article is designed specifically for users who have not been reporting STP this financial year 18/19.

If you’re reading this article, we assume you’ve already done your End of Year Reconciliation and published your employees’ payment summaries (remember publishing payment summaries has to be done by July 14!). If not, take a look at those links for tips on how to do it in KeyPay. The next step would be submitting PAYG payment summary information for your employees to the ATO.

The ATO requires that all businesses submit PAYG payment summary information for their employees by August 14. To make this simpler for you, you can lodge the PAYG payment summaries electronically through KeyPay. Alternatively, if your preference is to lodge the EMPDUPE file through your business portal, we can also facilitate this.

Lodging electronically via SBR is the quickest method, but to be able to do that, you must ensure you’re set up for electronic lodgement. If you’re not sure whether you are set up, go to 'Payroll Settings' > 'ATO Settings'. On the Electronic Lodgement & STP tab you will be able to see if you are enabled for electronic lodgement (make sure you have also registered your Software ID with the ATO!) If you are not, refer to ATO Cloud software authentication and authorisation (CAA) for instructions on setting this up. If you have more than one employing entity set up in your business, don’t forget to enable electronic lodgement for all employing entities! To check you are enabled or to enable electronic lodgement, go to 'Payroll Settings' > 'Employing Entities', then follow the instructions provided above.

Once you’re set up, follow the steps shown in this webinar to lodge payment summaries via SBR:

Alternatively you can upload the EMPDUPE file to your ATO business portal. Click here for steps on how.

Confused about where to start with EOFY? Check out our EOFY Resource Guide.

Dimitra Karas

Follow me on:


You might also like...

This is a photo of a person's hands at a computer desk. They are typing into a calculator and processing payroll. There is the KeyPay logo in the top left corner of the photo.
April 21, 2022

5 things to keep in mind when running payroll for public holidays in New Zealand

From Mondayisation to processing payroll on ANZAC Day, here's some things that all outsourced payroll providers should consider on public holidays in NZ.
Industry Insights
This is an image of a female business owner who is approving timesheets and looking at paperwork. The white KeyPay logo is in the top left corner of the image.
March 1, 2022

No more manual timesheet approvals!

No more manually approving timesheets against hours worked; if a timesheet matches the roster exactly, the system will auto-approve this for you!
This is an image of a nurse and an elderly woman, smiling at each other.
January 17, 2022

Managing your caregiver team: 4 ways to improve efficiency

Managing caregiver teams and support workers can be complex, time-consuming and stressful. Consider a few minor changes to save time and cut down costs.
Industry Insights
Automation illustration

Not using KeyPay yet?

Speak to our sales team

Learn more