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DS Bookkeeping & Business Development are able to provide a full payroll service from collating and processing time sheets, processing pay runs, payment of superannuation guarantee contributions, lodgement of Coinvest, Workcover Remuneration, Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) and State Payroll Tax.

We will process your payroll accurately and on time and whether your pay period is weekly, fortnightly or monthly our flexible service ensures that we will accommodate requirements specific to your business.

We have extensive payroll experience with businesses of up to 200 staff. These include large casual work forces, small part/full time work forces and businesses with special requirements. We have the experience to ensure your payroll systems are set up correctly and superannuation and leave liabilities are accounted for accurately.

We will also: 

  • Maintain employee details and records
  • Preparation and distribution of payslips
  • Provide payroll reporting
  • PAYG withholding administration, reconciliation and reporting
  • Recording, calculation and payment of incentives, bonuses and commissions
  • Check compliance with Industry Awards
  • Ensure adherence to specific legislative requirements.

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is an Australian Government initiative which streamlines the reporting of tax and superannuation information to the tax office. Using STP-enabled software, employees’ salary and wage, tax withheld and super information is lodged with the tax office each time employees are paid.

Single Touch Payroll has been a significant change in the way payroll is reported we will ensure you are complying with the ATO legislation.

Is Single Touch Payroll Compulsory?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting has been compulsory for small businesses (those with 20 employees or less) since July 1, 2019.

STP has been compulsory for employers with more than 20 employees since

July 1, 2018.

If you are in the construction industry, you have a quarterly obligation to report to CoINVEST for your employees’ long-service leave entitlements. This is only applicable to employees who work out on site. We can manage this for you and provide CoINVEST with the required information.


Workers’ compensation is a compulsory statutory form of insurance for all employers and provides protection to workers if they suffer a work-related injury.

Your annual remuneration is due for lodgement each year. We will work with you to submit this information to Workcover and notify them of any changes to your business. Keeping this information accurate and up to date is important as it will ensure you are paying the correct premium and avoid any penalties that may apply.


The TPAR is an industry specific report and informs the ATO about payments made to contractors for providing services. The data is then matched to the annual income declared by a contractor to assist in improving compliance. Data matching by the ATO detects contractors who have failed to lodge tax returns or failed to disclose their income. We have an in-depth knowledge of this requirement and can assist in the lodgement of your TPAR.

Industries that are required to lodge a TPAR are those that are offering –

  • Building and Construction services
  • Cleaning services
  • Courier services
  • Road freight services
  • IT services
  • Security, investigation or surveillance services
  • Government entities

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If you employee apprentices, we can advise of the steps involved to enrol your apprentice. We will ensure that any applicable incentives have been lodged and continue to be lodged with the apprenticeship board. We will update the apprentices pay rates as they fall due and we will also liaise with the apprenticeship board when required.

Navigating the Centrelink system can be challenging. No need to worry, we can instruct you in precisely what you and your employee will need to do and we’ll liaise with Centrelink to handle the processing of any required payments.

If you have employees who are required to pay child support, there are some important things you need to know to meet your obligations. Once again, we can instruct you in precisely what you need to do and liaise with Centrelink to handle the processing of required payments. We can also set up your system to ensure that these deductions and payments are being recorded correctly.