Single Touch Payroll

Single Touch Payroll is the new way of reporting tax and superannuation information to the Australian Tax Office (ATO).

HealthShare NSW and eHealth NSW have moved to Single Touch Payroll for the 2019/2020 financial year.

The change to Single Touch Payroll means that tax and superannuation information will be sent to the ATO each time pay is processed, rather than once a year as per previous years.

Employees will be able to view and keep track of their year-to-date (YTD) information in ATO online services via a myGov account.

What does this change mean for you?

  • There is no change to the way you are paid
  • Each time you are paid, your YTD salary and wage information will be reported to the ATO and updated in ATO online services
  • You can now view and keep track of your YTD salary and wage information in ATO online services by logging into your myGov account.

Setting up a myGov account

You can keep track of your YTD salary and wage information through a myGov account. Follow the below steps to create a myGov account:

  1. Visit myGov to create an account
  2. You will need an email address to register
  3. You can then use your email address or mobile phone number to sign in
  4. Once your myGov account is set up, you can link it to ATO online services
  5. View your YTD salary and wage information in your myGov account each time you are paid.

Payment summaries

There is no change to how payment summaries are received for the 2018/2019 financial year. Payment summaries for 2018/2019 financial year have been issued electronically for all NSW Health employees. For further information, visit our Payment Summaries and Reportable Fringe Benefits page.

The change to Single Touch Payroll means that payment summaries will soon be a thing of the past. At the end of the 2019/2020 financial year, you will receive your payment summary information in your myGov account and it will be called an 'income statement'.

Further information around income statements for the 2019/2020 financial year will be available closer to the end of the financial year.

More information

Further information on Single Touch Payroll can be found on the Australian Tax Office website.

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