PAYROLL – Tax Changes for Australia June 2017-2018

PCSchool Payroll has released the new Tax Tables for the Australian 2017/2018 tax year.

For Payroll End of Year Procedures see here

It is recommended that you update to the latest version of PCSchool – Curric version 2016.0.0.521 / Finance version 2016.0.0.194. Providing you have completed your final Payroll Payment run for 20176-17 tax year then download the latest followup available from our website.  You may use either the pre followup version or the newly downloaded Finance.exe to prepare payment summaries for the 2016-17 tax year. The format of Payment Summaries has changed for 2017-18, and these changes are in the Followup, however for 2016-17 the ATO will accept either format. Download the followup and extract the files to \pcschool\programs on the server. These should then automatically flow down to user clients machines when next they run PCSchool.

To use the new Payment Summary print format you will need to take the Followup and download the new report. The new report needs to be downloaded and saved to \PCSchool\Reports\SQL on your server.  (You will know you have the new print format if the Payment Summaries you produce have a Type for Gross Payments and an extra section to indicate if your organisation is exempt from FBT under section 57A)  Should your current Payment Summary contain customization eg school logo then you will need to get these reports (GrCert?.rpt) modified to incorporate the compulsory ATO modifications) before they can be used in the 2017-2018 tax year.

Payment Summary Changes

Once all pays for the 2016/2017 tax year have been completed then proceed to to update your tax tables as below.

You can download the tax scales here. Download the file and extract contents to \pcschool\data on the server. If you run Multi Workareas you will also need to extract to those workareas eg \pcschool\other workarea name  also on the server.  In each desired workarea go into Finance > Utilities > Data Import/Export. Select files 111 and 112. Change option to Erase and Import and Begin Operation.Import Tax.jpg

NOTICE

While all care has been taken PCSchool takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the data tables supplied and it is each users obligation to test the accuracy of the Tax Calculations performed by the program.

Once the followup update has been installed go to Help – About within the Finance Module and check your version number. Your version should be Finance version 2016.0.0.194 (or higher)Finance Version.jpg

Check your Tax, Scales, HELP and SFSS Tables have been updated, these have changed.

Tax ScalesHelp Tax Scales

If you require assistance with any of the above please contact the PCSchool Help Desk – 07 4939 5995 or helpdesk@pcschool.net

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PAYROLL – Tax Changes for Australia June 2015-2016

PCSchool Payroll has released the new Tax Tables for the Australian 2015/2016 tax year.

It is recommended that you update to the latest version of PCSchool – Curric version 2014.7.0.892 / Finance version 2014.7.0.339. Download the latest followup available from our website. Download the followup and extract the files to \pcschool\programs on the server. These should then automatically flow down to user clients machines when next they run PCSchool.

Once all pays for the 2014/2015 tax year have been completed then proceed to to update your tax tables as below.

You can download the tax scales here. Download the file and extract contents to \pcschool\data on the server. If you run Multi Workareas you will also need to extract to those workareas eg \pcschool\other workarea name  also on the server.  In each desired workarea go into Finance > Utilities > Data Import/Export. Select files 111 and 112. Change option to Erase and Import and Begin Operation

NOTICE

While all care has been taken PCSchool takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the data tables supplied and it is each users obligation to test the accuracy of the Tax Calculations performed by the program.

Once the followup update has been installed go to Help – About within the Finance Module and check your version number.Finance Version

There are no changes to the Tax Scales, however check your HELP and SFSS Tables have been updated, these have all changed. Tax Table Changes 2015-161If you require assistance with any of the above please contact the PCSchool Help Desk – 07 4939 5995 or helpdesk@pcschool.net

Payroll (Australia) – Update Employer Super Rate in bulk (2014-2015)

Additional Payroll Information:


 

PCSchool allows for the Superannuation rate for Employer Super to be updated in bulk via the Payroll Control Files.

Path:  Finance Module – System – Payroll Control Files

Employer Super for 2014-2015 is now 9.5%

first update the 'Default Suepr Rate' and Save

first update the ‘Default Suepr Rate’ and Save

You will then need to select each Super Provider (one by one) and select ‘Global Super % Update’, enter in the new superannuation rate and begin as per the example below.

Update EACH Super Provider and then check in Employee View

Update EACH Super Provider and then check in Employee View

Payroll (Australia) – Update Employer Super Rate in bulk

PCSchool allows for the Superannuation rate for Employer Super to be updated in bulk via the Payroll Control Files.

Path:  Finance Module – System – Payroll Control Files

Employer Super for 2014-2015 is now 9.5%

first update the 'Default Suepr Rate' and Save

first update the ‘Default Suepr Rate’ and Save

You will then need to select each Super Provider (one by one) and select ‘Global Super % Update’, enter in the new superannuation rate and begin as per the example below.

Update EACH Super Provider and then check in Employee View

Update EACH Super Provider and then check in Employee View

Payroll (Australia) – Proposed Super Payment Date on Payslip

PCSchool has now added an extra field in the Payroll Generation View where the Proposed Superannuation Payment Date can be entered. Schools will need to contact PCSchool have their individual payslips modified to include this date when printed.

(This change is available in Finance Version 2012.2.0.153 and above)

Note: The inclusion of the proposed super payment date is not mandatory until 2014.Proposed Super Payment Date

PAYROLL -Tax Changes for Australia June 2012

PCSchool Payroll has released the new Tax Tables for the Australian 2012/2013 tax year. Once all pays for the 2011/2012 tax year have been completed then perform this followup. You can still perform the followup regardless of whether you have printed your Payment Summaries as historic data will not be impacted by this update.

You will need to download the latest followup available from our website

Download the followup and extract the files to \pcschool\programs on the server. These should then automatically flow down to user clients machines when next they run PCSchool.

You can down load the tax scales for Non SQL schools. Down load the file and extract contents to \pcschool\data on the server. If you run Multi Workareas you will also need to extract to those workareas eg \pcschool\other workarea name  also on the server.

This completes your update for Non SQL sites

For SQL Schools Only

You can down load the tax scales for SQL schools. Down load the file and extract contents to \pcschool\data on the server. If you run Multi Workareas you will also need to extract to those workareas eg \pcschool\other workarea name  also on the server.  In each desired workarea go into Finance, Utilities, Data Import/Export. Select files 111 and 112. Change option to Erase and Import and Begin Operation

FOR SQL SCHOOLS ONLY

NOTICE

While all care has been taken PCSchool takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the data tables supplied and it is each users obligation to test the accuracy of the Tax Calculations performed by the program.

Once the update has been installed go to Help About within the Finance Module and check your version number.

Version Details

Check your Tax Tables have been updated

Check Rates

Changes due to Flood Levy

NOTICE

Tax tables are no longer impacted by Flood Levy. It may be necessary to alter some employees Tax and HECS tables.

Change to ESCT Processing for Payroll

Payroll  New Zealand

 Followup

Finance Version  2011.2.0.128

PCSchool has seen a need to alter the mechanism by which we calculate the ESCT tax deduction associated with Superannuation in New Zealand. In 2012 the IRD changed the method of calculation and we have made the changes to fall  in line with this. The calculation is based on a percentage deduction the rate determined by either a prior knowledge of the annual earnings for the previous 12 months, or on an estimated annual earning by extrapolating the current pay over a full year. This extrapolation has caused some inconsistencies where employees have varying earnings from on fortnight to the next and where ESCT is reported on a fortnightly basis. In the current version of PCSchool Payroll this calculation is performed at month end and the figure produced here may be at variance to the figures produced in individual fortnights. To avoid this we have change the calculation to a fortnightly basis and am now storing these calculations as transactions. When the IRD345 calculations are done they will merely collect the transactions for the pays through the month. This ensures consistency and also a permanent record of the calculation associated with individual pays.

In light of the new method of storing this data we have had to make some alterations to some of the payroll reports.

If an SQL School Download new SQL reports here  Extract the files to \pcschool\reports\sql on your server

If a Non SQL School Download new NON SQL reports here  Extract the files to \pcschool\reports on your server

For the most consistent calculation of ESCT you can record the estimated annual earnings of the employee over the previous 12 monts. This figure will be used to calculate the rate used in the ESCT calculation. This method is best used for employees where their wage per pay varies from pay to pay.

Setting an annual salary

As an interim measure we have provided you the means to recall pays for the year to date, since April 1st and to have PCSchool create the new ESCT Payroll transactions on these payments. This will ensure that the new reports will be able to find suitable transactions for these pays that preceeded this change. This method is only an interim measure and only needs to be performed on pays run prior to installing this update. Pays generated in the future will have the ESCT automatically calculated.

Creating Back dated ESCT transactions

Reports will now be based on the actual ESCT transactions stored and you will be able to review or report on these transactions. Should you wish to have your customized payslips altered to show the ESCT calculated you will need to contact john@pcschool.net to get your report altered.

Review ESCT as a Payroll Transaction