Pay slips & record-keeping
We’ve improved our Record-keeping and pay slips course
Our updated Record-keeping and pay slips online course features:
• interactive scenarios so you can work through common questions about record-keeping and payslips
• a mock audit scenario to help you make decisions about how to respond to a Fair Work Inspector request
• audio narration to guide you through the course and give life to characters in the scenarios
• a larger more user-friendly interface and engaging visual design.
In any business, large or small, record-keeping is vital to success. Record-keeping and pay slip obligations ensure employees receive correct wages and entitlements.
Check out the pay slips page to learn what has to be included on pay slips and find our pay slip template.
Visit the record-keeping page to learn about record-keeping requirements and to download our record-keeping templates.
There have been changes to the way some employers need to report payroll information to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). This includes payments such as:
- salaries and wages
- pay as you go (PAYG) withholding
- superannuation information.
This change is called Single Touch Payroll (STP).
If an employer reports using STP, they don't have to give employees an end-of-year payment summary. An employee’s end-of-year payment summary - now called an income statement - is available through their myGov account. Go to the ATO’s website to learn more about Single Touch Payroll
Employers can learn more about these changes on the ATO’s About Single Touch Payroll page.
Employees can find information about income statements and how to access them on the ATO’s What Single Touch Payroll means for employees page
If a workplace isn’t using STP to report yet, employees should receive a summary of employee income.
This is called a payment summary, pay as you go (PAYG) payment summary or a ‘group certificate’.
An employer should advise employees whether they will be receiving a payment summary.
Payment summaries are an extra pay slip and record-keeping requirement that is enforced by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). For more information on providing payment summaries, employers can visit the ATO’s PAYG payment summary
Employees can go to the ATO’s Accessing your payment summary
page to learn more.
Our Record My Hours app makes it quick and easy for employees to record and store the hours they work, plus other information about their employment. Find out more about our Record My Hours app.
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