You will need to do a headcount of the employees you have on 1 April 2018.
Employers with 20 or more employees on the 1 April 2018 will need to report through Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2018.
If you have 20 or more employees on that date you will be a 'substantial employer' and will need to report through Single Touch Payroll.
Once you are a substantial employer you will be required to continue reporting through Single Touch Payroll even if your employee numbers drop below 20.
If you have 19 or less employees, you can also report to the ATO using a payroll solution that supports Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2018. The Australian Government has announced that the requirement to report will extend Single Touch Payroll to employers with 19 or less employees from 1 July 2019. This will be subject to legislation being passed in parliament.
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