Note: This only applies to businesses that are exempt from reporting STP, and have therefore chosen not to, during the 2019/2020 financial year. Exemptions only to:
- WPN holders; or
- Closely held employees of businesses with 19 or less employees (but only for the closely held employees).
A crucial part of wrapping up EOFY is reconciling the data you have/are about to send the ATO with a payroll report, such as the Detailed Activity Report (DAR), to ensure the figures match.
From the Payment Summaries screen, ie Reports > Payment Summaries (listed under ATO Reporting), select the applicable financial year and then click on "Show Payment Summaries". This will display all payment summary and ETP information for your employees. A row of action buttons will also display, as follows:
Click on the "Excel" button to generate a payment summary report - this is the report you will use to reconcile with the DAR.
Then, download the DAR using 'Financial Year' as the date range and export to excel. You now have your two reports to compare.
From the payment summary excel report, refer to column AB "Payroll Gross Earnings":
Then, from the DAR, refer to column G "Gross Earnings":
N.B. If the business has both closely held employees and non-closely held employees, you will need to remove the non-closely held employees from the DAR so that you're comparing apples with apples.
If the total figures between the two reports are identical then you're good to commence the process of publishing payment summaries.
If the total figures between the two reports do not match, we recommend auditing each employees' earnings lines between both reports to drill down exactly where the issue lies.
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