Ascender wish to advise that as of March 27, 2018, all Ascender payroll platforms are now covered by a Single Touch Payroll (STP) deferral issued by the Australian Tax Office . Each Ascender solution has been issued with an individual Deferral Reference Number (DRN). Whilst most Ascender solutions will be ready for STP by the due date of July 1st, the deferral has been obtained to assist customers in moving to an STP compliant release and being ready to submit your STP data.
The ATO have advised that our Customers do not need to take any further action unless they require a period longer than the deferral date (which is specific to each payroll solution, please see the attached document) to commence reporting through Single Touch Payroll. Should the ATO contact a customer about their transition into Single Touch Payroll, the Customer can advise the ATO of the Deferral Reference Number for their Ascender solution.
We will soon be publishing information to our customers on when and how software updates will be made available in preparation for STP. While a deferral may extend the immediate need to submit STP information from July 1st 2018, Customers who are on an STP compliant release of our solutions will be expected to commence submitting as soon as practical.
Fill out the form to download the official notice issued by the ATO confirming the approved deferral. If you have any questions, please raise these via your Ascender Account Manager.