GOVCONNECT STP

Get ready for Single Touch Payroll with Reckon

STP compliance information for current Reckon customers.

Introducing GovConnect STP

 

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is coming into effect from 1 July 2018. To help you be compliant, we have developed a new application called GovConnect STP that connects all four Reckon products to the ATO STP service. The application acts as a gateway, enabling you to view and lodge your STP quickly and easily no matter what Reckon product you use. You can also review your submissions before you lodge, keep track of ATO messages and view all past STP submissions.

GovConnect STP is now live inside the Reckon Portal. GovConnect STP FAQs >

Select your product for more information.

Reckon One  | Reckon Accounts Hosted | Reckon Accounts Desktop |  Payroll Premier

 

Single Touch Payroll resources

Get all the information you need to ensure a smooth transition to STP reporting.

STP recorded webinar

Recorded webinars

Get an overview of STP and a brief introduction on how we’re enabling STP in our product range.

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STP recorded webinar

STP How-to Videos

GovConnect STP how-to recorded webinars for each product, plus collated FAQ doc.

Reckon One >
Reckon Accounts >
Accounts Hosted >
Payroll Premier >
GovConnect STP FAQ >

STP recorded webinar

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STP resources

STP resources

Check out these resources to learn more this new ATO requirement and get your business up to speed.

Guide | Checklist | Video

Single Touch Payroll

Reckon One

⇒ Webinar: GovConnect STP for Reckon One – Watch recording >

Reckon has developed a new application called GovConnect STP that connects Reckon One to the ATO STP service. We’ve updated your software with a direct connection to GovConnect STP. STP functionality was released 9am Thursday 28 June.

To get your product set-up for STP you need to:

  1. STP functionality has been automatically updated in your software.
  2. GovConnect STP is now live inside the Reckon Portal. Log in to portal.reckon.com with your Reckon One credentials and set-up GovConnect STP. Please see GovConnect help guide prior to logging in.

Visit our STP help site for specific Reckon One instructions.

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Reckon Accounts Hosted

⇒ Webinar : GovConnect STP for Accounts Hosted  – Watch recording >

Reckon has developed a new application called GovConnect STP that connects Reckon Accounts Hosted to the ATO STP service. We’ve updated your software with a new export option to get the required payroll data in a file format that GovConnect STP can read. Reckon Accounts Hosted 2018 witht he tax tables and STP update was released Thursday 28 June.

To get your product set-up for STP you need to:

  1. Upgrade your data file to Reckon Accounts Hosted 2018 Release 2.
  2. Enable STP functionality in Reckon Accounts Hosted.
  3. GovConnect STP is now live inside the Reckon Portal. Log in to portal.reckon.com, using your Accounts Hosted credentials and set-up GovConnect STP. Please see GovConnect help guide prior to logging in.

Visit our STP help site for specific Accounts Hosted instructions.

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Reckon Accounts Desktop

⇒ Webinar: GovConnect STP for Reckon Accounts – Watch recording >

Reckon has developed a new application called GovConnect STP that connects Reckon Accounts 2018 to the ATO STP service. We’ve updated your software with a new export option to get the required data in a file format that GovConnect STP can read. Reckon Accounts 2018 with the tax tables and STP update was released Thursday 28 June.

To get your product set-up for STP you need to:

  1. Install Reckon Accounts 2018 Release 1 + the tax table update. (Upgrade here if you haven’t already).
  2. Enable STP functionality in Reckon Accounts.
  3. GovConnect STP is now live inside the Reckon Portal. Go to to portal.reckon.com, create your free account and set-up GovConnect STP. Please see GovConnect help guide prior to signing up.

Visit our STP help site for specific Reckon Accounts instructions.

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Payroll Premier

⇒ Webinar: GovConnect STP for Payroll Premier – Watch recording >
⇒ Payroll Premier Support FAQ – Read here >

Reckon has developed a new application called GovConnect STP that connects Payroll Premier 2018/19 to the ATO STP service. We’ve updated your software with a new export option to get the required data in a file format that GovConnect STP can read. Payroll Premier 2018/19 with the tax tables and STP update was released Thursday 28 June.

To get your product set-up for STP you need to:

  1. Install Payroll Premier 2018/19. (Upgrade here if you haven’t already).
  2. Enable STP functionality in Payroll Premier.
  3. GovConnect STP is now live inside the Reckon Portal. Go to portal.reckon.com, create your free account and set-up GovConnect STP. Please see GovConnect help guide prior to signing up.

Visit our STP help site for specific Payroll Premier instructions.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to the most common questions surrounding Single Touch Payroll.

What Reckon products will be STP compliant?

We’re supporting STP across our online and desktop range. The following products will be ATO compliant by 1 July 2018.

  • Reckon One
  • Accounts Hosted
  • Reckon Accounts 2018 version onwards
  • Payroll Premier 2018/19 version onwards
What is GovConnect STP?

GovConnect STP is a separate application we have developed to enable our customers to comply with ATO STP requirements. GovConnect STP acts a gateway, enabling you to lodge your STP reporting directly to the ATO.  It also keeps track of messages from the ATO and provides a history of past submissions.

Note: GovConnect STP is separate to GovConnect in our desktop/hosted software.

When will STP be available in the software?
  1. Reckon One customers:  STP functionality will automatically update in the software in late June with the tax table update. We’ll let you know via email when it’s ready or you can check back to this page.
  2. Reckon Accounts Hosted, Reckon Accounts Desktop and Payroll Premier: You will need to update your software to the latest version.  STP functionality will be available in late June with the tax table update. We’ll let you know via email when it’s ready or you can check back to this page.
Will STP change my current payroll workflow?

The aim of our release is to ensure minimal disruption to your current payroll processes. You will process a pay run as normal and then there will be a couple of additional steps to lodge to the ATO, however this should only take a few minutes.

See your product section for further information.

Are desktop products supported?

STP will be available in our desktop range in the latest version only, including:

  • Reckon Accounts 2018 version onwards
  • Payroll Premier 2018/19 version onwards

If you are using an earlier desktop version, it will not be STP compliant.

How is Reckon enabling STP compliance?

Reckon has developed a new application called GovConnect STP that connects all four Reckon products to the ATO STP service including Reckon One, Reckon Accounts Hosted, Reckon Accounts Desktop and Reckon Payroll Premier. The application acts as a gateway, helping you manage your payroll reporting regardless of what Reckon product you use.

  • Reckon One has a direct connection to GovConnect STP.
  • Reckon Accounts Hosted, Reckon Accounts 2018 and Payroll Premier 2018/19 feature an export option to get the required data in a file format that GovConnect STP can read.

How do I access GovConnect STP?

To access to the GovConnect STP application you will need a Reckon Portal account. This can be obtained for free at https://portal.reckon.com. GovConnect STP is a cloud application so you do not need to download anything, you simply log in.

  • Reckon One: You already have a Reckon Portal account. Log in using your Reckon One credentials.
  • Accounts Hosted: We’ve set up a Reckon Portal account for you. Log in using your Reckon Accounts Hosted credentials.
  • Reckon Accounts/Payroll Premier: You need to create a free Reckon Portal account.

Once you have signed up for Portal, you will need to select and enable GovConnect STP. Please see GovConnect help guide for specific information for your product.

Is there a cost for STP?
No. STP compliance is part of the Reckon product offering.
How do I find and register my Software ID?

How do I register my Software ID with the ATO?
You have two options, you can register your software ID via the ATO Access Manager or via phone:
• ATO access manager step-by-step instruction: https://help.reckon.com/payroll-premier/single-touch-payroll/faq
• You can also call the ATO to register your Software ID. The phone number is 1300 852 232. You will need Reckon Limited’s ABN which his 14 003 348 730 and the Software ID which was generated in your GovConnect application.

Where do I find my software ID in GovConnect STP?
Open Reckon GovConnect, open the business you have registered, and click Company & Adviser Info. You will then see your Software ID listed.

Do I need an AUSkey to use GovConnect STP?
The only time you require a business or tax agent AUSkey to use Reckon GovConnect is to register the Software ID with the ATO – and only if you are doing this via the ATO access manager.

Is GovConnect STP secure?

GovConnect STP uses a new ATO security requirement called Multi-factor authentication (MFA)*. It aims to improve the security of your data. You are probably familiar with MFA from other services such as online banking or myGov that send a pin to your phone for you to verify before you log in. When you have MFA enabled you need to provide two authentication “factors” to login, plus your Reckon username. These factors are:

  1. Your Reckon password.
  2. A unique six-digit code that’s generated by Google Authenticator app on your smartphone.

With MFA enabled, only a Reckon user with access to that trusted device will be able to log in. This makes it more difficult for unauthorised people to access your data.

*Also known as two-factor authentication (2FA).

Download our GovConnect STP FAQ doc for a full list of questions.

Set-up your GovConnect STP account now

It’s free and easy for Reckon customers.