e-PayDay Go uses Pay Types to facilitate the processing of Payees payments within a pay run. They are added to Pay Lines in the pay run when you are processing your pays.
Pay Types include:
- Pay Rates - contribute to the Payee's Gross Pay, regardless of the amount subject to PAYGW and are STP reported.
- Allowances - contribute to the Payee’s Gross Pay, regardless of the amount being subject to PAYGW and are STP reported.
- Deductions - decrease either the Payees Gross or Net Pay (before or after PAYGW is calculated) and are STP reported.
We have also included exception Pay Types allowing for reimbursements and adjustments which are not STP reported:
- Reimbursements - not reported to the ATO and increase the Payees Net Pay (payment for expenses incurred).
- Adjustments - increase or reduce the relevant value within the pay run (PAYGW, Employer SG and RESC). The result of this action is reported but the individual action is not.
The following Awards are referenced as examples, but the Pay Rates listed below apply to numerous other Awards:
- Aged Care Award 2010 [MA000018]
- Clerks - Private Sector Award 2020 [MA000002]
- Food, Beverage and Tobacco Manufacturing Award 2020 [MA000073]
- General Retail Industry Award 2020 [MA000004]
- Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020 [MA000009]
- Meat Industry Award 2020 [MA000059]
- Restaurant Industry Award 2020 [MA000119]
- Security Services Industry Award 2020 [MA000016]
- Stevedoring Industry Award 2020 [MA000053]
Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 provides for these Pay Types to be disaggregated from Gross and reported to the ATO as separately itemised components within the Income Stream Collection (where applicable), then passed to multiple Government Agencies. This reporting method also assists in the administration of the Social Security system.
Due to the stringent requirements surrounding payments, we have pre-configured System Default Pay Rates, Allowances and Deductions based on the ATO's documentation, which also affects the changes you can make when each of these is copied. To help with these new reporting obligations and remove the complexity, we have preconfigured these Pay Types for you (example below).