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Happy HR New Year – No Cost and Low-Cost Single Touch Payroll Solutions

July 5, 2024

In a Micro business (one with less than 5 employees) every dollar count, and time is money as the saying goes.  


So, at this time of year when there are extra administration and governance burdens on business owners, it is important to save time and effort where you can. The ATO has put together a no-cost and low-cost Single Touch Payroll (STP) product register to help micro employers (those with one to four employees) who need to report through STP more effectively.  


Any product on this list must: 

  • be affordable (costing less than $10 per month) 
  • take only minutes to complete each pay period 
  • not require the employer to maintain the software. 

Keep in mind that if start using one product and discover it doesn’t fit your business needs, you may change to another solution. But make sure you don’t end up paying twice because of a contractual arrangement.  


Please be aware that we are sharing to make Micro Business owner’s life easier but do not use or endorse these products internally in our own business as we have outgrown them. We encourage you to contact the company directly with questions.  



Product name  Company name  Solution type  Pricing  Website 
ClockOn Payroll  ClockOn Australia  Desktop, Cloud  Free  https://www.clockon.com.au/productservices/stp-packages
Easy Payslip & Payroll STP  Easy Pay Slip Pty Ltd  Mobile phone app, Tablet app, Website, Cloud  $10 or less per month  https://www.easypayslip.com.au
Single Touch – Lite  Single Touch Pty ltd  Cloud, ESS mobile app  $10 or less per month  https://singletouch.com.au
Free Accounting Software  Free Accounting Software  Desktop  Free  https://www.freeaccountingsoftware.com.au
ePayroll  ReadyTech  Cloud, ESS mobile app  $10 or less per month  http://epayroll.com.au/External link 
simple-books Payroll  Fiscal Software  Online/cloud software  On-line for ease of use and always up to date. Less than $10 per month.  http://simple-books.com.au
MYOB Essentials Payroll  MYOB Australia Pty Ltd  Web-based  $10 or less per month  http://myob.com/au/accounting-software/essentials-payroll/External link 
Myaccountant Payroll  Myaccountant  Web-based  $5 per month. Unlimited employees.  https://myaccountant.co/payroll/External link 
Payroller  Bookipi Pty Ltd  Desktop, Mobile, Cloud  Free  https://payroller.com.auExternal link 
Payroo  Payroo Australia  Web-based, Desktop, tablet or mobile  $2 per employee per month  https://payroo.com.au
Microkeeper  Microkeeper  Cloud-based, Mobile apps  One employee free. Up to four employees less than $10 per month  https://microkeeper.com.au
Xero Payroll  Xero Australia Pty Ltd  Web-based  $10 or less per month  https://www.xero.com/au
BAS Off  BAS Off Pty Ltd  Cloud  One upfront fee of $100  https://www.basoff.com.au
IAM-STP  GovReports  Online application  Free to March 2024. Thereafter $99 pa with no employees limit  http://govreports.com.au/STP/External link 
Reckon One Payroll  Reckon  Cloud-based  $7 per month  http://reckon.com/au/payroll-software/External link 

Reckon Single Touch Payroll 

Reckon  Mobile app  Free  http://reckon.com/au/single-touch-payroll-app/External link 
Payroller STP App  Bookipi Pty Ltd  Mobile app, Cloud  Free  https://payroller.com.au
Business in Your Pocket (BIYP)  Business in Your Pocket  Smartphone App  Free until 30 June 2020. $10 per month for all subscriptions from 1 July 2020  https://biyp.com/External link 


Link Source: https://softwaredevelopers.ato.gov.au/product-register#Target%20market=*Micro

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