There are 5 different statuses your pay run might be.
These include Draft, Done, Pending, STP Done and STP Failed.
Below are their meanings and what they look like:
A draft pay run will be labelled Draft and have a grey dot.
This means that pay run is still being edited and yet to be submitted.
A completed pay run will be labelled Done and have a green dot.
This means that the pay run has been completed and submitted, however, it has not yet been sent to the ATO.
To submit this pay run to the ATO, click on it and press Report STP.
A pay run that has just been sent to the ATO will be labelled Pending and have a yellow dot.
This means that it has been sent to the ATO and they are currently receiving the pay run.
Generally this should only take a matter of minutes, however, if the ATO's server is slow, it may take longer.
If it has been on Pending for a while, it may help to log out and log back in to see if there have been any changes.
A successfully reported pay run will be labelled STP Done and have a blue dot.
This means that the pay run has been successfully sent to and received by the ATO.
A failed pay run will be labelled as STP Failed and have a red dot.
This means that there was an error while STP was being reported and as a result, STP was not able to be sent.
Below are some reason STP may have failed:
You have not nominated Payroller to the ATO
If you're an agent, you may have nominated your clients' software IDs under your practice's Access Manager. The software ID for each client will need to be registered separately for each individual business and with their own ABN
If any of these apply to you, the best way to fix them is to call the ATO and get them to walk you through the process.