The Allowance screen shows a list of Allowances (Additions) setup in Wagemaster. Here, you can specify the Allowances that should be identified separately to other payments in STP Reporting and assign an ATO Type to them.
Why is this important?
The ATO requires Allowances (Additions) which are reported separately to the employee's INB Gross amount, to be categorised according to a pre-defined list of types. These are the Additions that, prior to STP Reporting would have been itemised separately on employee INB payment summaries, e.g. Meal Allowances, Car Allowances.
Some Deductions also need to be configured for STP Reporting. These are handled via the Deductions page of the wizard.
What you need to do:
- Review each Allowance and tick the Report in STP checkbox for each Allowance that should be identified separately.
If you are unsure about whether or not an Allowance should be reported in STP or the ATO Type, check with your Accountant or the ATO
- In the ATO Type field select the applicable ATO type from the dropdown list. You can choose from the following options:
Additions: Car, Transport, Laundry, Meals, Travel, Other
Deductions: Fees, Workplace Giving
Changes to the Allowances are saved when you click Save & Close or Finish the wizard. If you tick Report in STP and specify an ATO Type, your selections are reflected in the ATO Payment Summary tab of the Allowance.