Single Touch Payroll batches have different batch types used in workflows for single touch payroll.
These STP batches are created when paying wages, entering transactions or journals or importing transactions that have an entry allocated to an employee. These are typically used to submit STP to the ATO in the ordinary course off recording payroll.
Current Year Update
There may be cases where you may wish to submit a STP current year update. You may have identified a coding change to any entry that was already submitted. Sometimes you can submit a batch and the ATO returns an authentication error you are unable to resubmit the same batch with the same message ID. In this case you can submit the batch using the current year update.
The current year update defaults to the date period from the start of the current financial year up to today's date. The batch is set to "IsFinal" = FALSE.
Full Year Final Submit
This is used to close the STP off at the end of the current financial year.
This type of submission defaults the period of full current financial year. The batch is set to "IsFinal" = TRUE.
Prior Year Update
This is an update submit. When a prior period is closed off you may only submit previous year figures by way of a prior year update.
This is an update submit. If you have mistakenly submitted details incorrectly, such as used the wrong CAC number for your STP submission for the correct company, you may submit zero figures for the period. This will allow you to reverse any submissions on a wrong CAC and then resubmit the figures correctly on the correct CAC. For instructions on zero submitting click here