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Single Touch Payroll software
for almost any sized business.

No trial, no need, pay your first two employees 100% free!

NO CARD REQUIRED

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Australian Made Free Single Touch Payroll Software
e-PayDay Go Single Touch Payroll Anytime, Anywhere.
Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 software.

Free Single Touch Payroll (Phase 2) Software

Cloud payroll, reporting in real time, all the time!

Looking for payroll software that's perfect for your business, no matter the size or industry? Look no further! Our cloud software is free for the first two employees and can accommodate businesses of almost any size. Join the many satisfied customers who have benefited from our user-friendly and comprehensive free payroll solution since 1987.

Start Free Single Touch Payroll Software at any time.

Start your Payroll anytime during the Year

Start at any time throughout the financial year. All balances can be easily added and updated with your first pay run and used to update the ATO. What could be simpler.

Australian Taxation Office Compliant Free Single Touch Payroll Software.

Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Compliant

Single Touch Payroll - Real time reporting of salary and wages, PAYG withholding and super guarantee information directly to the ATO at the same time as you pay your employees.

Free Single Touch Payroll Software API for Developers.

Ideal for Developers creating Payroll Solutions

Our open API (Application Programming Interface) allows anyone to develop an integration with e-PayDay®. Ideal for other software products, custom software or anything else.

Single Touch Payroll Software simple cloud payroll pricing.

Simple Pricing with no Hidden Extras

Easy monthly pricing based on the number of employees and features. No complicated fees or hidden extras. All the Government bells and whistles included within the subscription price.

Payroll that talks directly to Government Services 

To make your payroll life easy, we provide easy access to many services.

Comprehensive Payroll Features

Powerful pay run functionality.
Powerful cloud payroll functionality helping to make light work of pay day.
Easily maintain employees with free Single Touch Payroll software.

Maintain Employees

Easily manage personal and employment information for weekly, fortnightly, and monthly employees. Additionally, pay full-time, part-time, casual, and salaried employees based on their location or department with ease.

Free Single Touch Payroll software allows easy tracking of leave accurals.

Easily Track Leave

Automatically tracks and accrues your Sick, Annual, Long Service, PFDVL, RDOs, and TOIL. You can choose from various accrual methods that suit your needs. In addition, we provide detailed reporting features to help you stay on top of leave management.

Includes Fair Work Modern Awards in free Single Touch Cloud Payroll software.

Fair Work Awards

Modern Awards and Employment Agreements can be easily accessed to suit your exact requirements. Includes comprehensive management of Fair Work Modern Awards and Agreements helping you remain compliant.

Free Single Touch Payroll software with complete Superannuation Management.

Super Management

Managing your Superannuation Funds and payments has never been easier. With the SuperStream feature, you can easily transfer payments electronically. Everything you need for your Super management is located in one convenient place.

Powerful pay runs with free Single Touch Payroll software.

Powerful Pay Runs

We offer flexible options for pay runs, allowing you to choose from weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or any other period that suits your needs. Our electronic transfer system to any ABA member financial institution makes payments seamless and hassle-free. 

Automatic Taxation Calculations

By utilising Australian Taxation Office provided formulas, tax calculations are performed automatically.
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Factoring in the payee's tax treatment and pay types results in streamlined and accurate tax calculations that save time and eliminate errors.  Manual computations are unnecessary as multiple tax treatments are supported, including Regular, Seniors and Pensioners, Working Holiday Makers, and Foreign Residents.

e-PayDay Go Cloud Single Touch Payroll Closely Held Payee.

Easily add and report Closely Held Payees

Pay your family members and meet the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) requirements for Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting.

Any individual with a direct relationship to the payer, such as family members of a family business, company directors or shareholders, and trust beneficiaries, can be easily STP reported for any period.

Single Touch Payroll Reporting

Say goodbye to complex payroll reporting processes! 
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With our easy-to-use Single Touch Payroll reporting feature, you can effortlessly manage your payroll and stay compliant with the latest regulations. Best of all, this feature is included at no extra cost!

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Ready for Pay Day Superannuation

Superannuation processing and seamless payments is simple and hassle-free.

You can use our built-in lookup and pre-fill functionality by entering the Unique Superannuation Identifier (USI) or Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF), and then selecting the appropriate fund. All the necessary details are sourced directly from the government, ensuring that the information you receive is up-to-date.

Straight Forward Pricing

Simple Monthly Pricing for employees and contractors. Easy to understand fixed tiered plans providing flexibility with no hidden extras!
e-PayDay FREEPAY® Cloud Single Touch Payroll with no activation fees.

No Activation Fees

e-PayDay FREEPAY® Cloud Single Touch Payroll with no monthly service fee.

No Monthly Service Fee

e-PayDay FREEPAY® Cloud Payroll with no cost per pay period.

No Cost Per Pay Period

e-PayDay FREEPAY® Cloud Single Touch Payroll Payroll allows for unlimited terminations free.

No Minimum Term

e-PayDay FREEPAY® Cloud Single Touch Payroll with no hidden fees guarantee.

All fees and charges are included in your Monthly Subscription.

 

See how simple our straight forward pricing is.

PRICING
FAQ
  • How many employees can I process without paying for a plan?
    The first two employees won't cost you anything, 100% free, including Single Touch Payroll (Phase 2) reporting! When you want to add more employees, it's as simple as choosing the plan that best suits your needs. We have always provided tiered plans allowing you to easily stay in total control of your payroll costs, making management an easy task. We are aware of a few payroll products that offer the ability to add an unlimited number of employees free. Providing a comprehensive payroll offering costs an substantial amount of money to develop and maintain. We have asked our team to work for free, but selfishly, they expect payment for the outstanding efforts they perform. Since 1987 we have continued to build comprehensive payroll solutions and do not want to provide you with a product that offers minimal features and functionality. After all, there is a standard required to meet Fair Work and Australian Taxation Office compliance requirements. If specific functionality is missing, you have to continually request features because you cannot meet your legal obligations.
  • What's the catch, why is e-PayDay Go® free for two employees?
    There isn't one! The first two (2) employees are 100% free. You can use e-PayDay Go® and pay nothing, zero, zilch, nada, nix, naught. We believe every employer should have access to comprehensive cloud Single Touch Payroll software, that's why we made it free to pay your first two employees. We have been supporting Australian Small Business by providing Australia's free payroll software since 1987, it's in our DNA. Helping you grow your Business helps us grow ours!
  • Do I have to pay for terminated employees?
    No, terminated employees are not included when calculating the cost of your subscription plan. Terminated employees are included free for all paid plans. FREEPAY allows up to two employee terminations.
  • What does it cost to email Pay Slips?
    Emailing Pay Slips is provided at no additional cost.
  • How much do I have to pay for Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 reporting?
    Single Touch Payroll reporting to the Australian Taxation Office is included in your subscription.
  • Is it possible to change my plan when the number of my employees varies?
    You have the flexibility to adjust your plans whenever your employee needs change. All you need to do is choose the plan you want to switch to and select Change. It's a simple process that can be done at any time.
  • If I have multiple companies, will I need to purchase a separate plan for each one?
    To access multiple ABN/Branches, you need a separate plan for each one. However, you can use the same email address for all of them and we offer a discount for additional subscriptions.
  • Can I use e-PayDay Go® on any of my devices including Apple Mac and iPad?
    e-PayDay Go® is compatible with any device that has an internet browser, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
  • Can I pay my subscription yearly?
    We only offer yearly subscriptions in limited situations, which require payment by Invoice. If you decide to cancel, you will not receive a refund for the unused portion. Opting to pay monthly allows you to switch between plans at any time during your subscription period. To discuss a yearly subscription, please contact our Sales and Administration team.
  • Can I pause my subscription?
    You can select an Archive plan for a nominal monthly cost. You have full access to your data, with the only restriction being the ability to process pay runs. An Archive plan also allows you to comply with the Fair Work Act 2009 record-keeping obligations when you're not using your regular plan.
  • Is support provided?
    Yes! Support is included in all of our plans for no extra cost. You can even talk to a real person on the phone (depending on the plan you have chosen). Payroll Support Personnel are not registered Taxation or BAS agents and therefore are unable to provide payroll advice. They will assist you in the use of the software in obtaining your desired outcome based on the guidance provided to you by the appropriate advisor.

The security of your payroll information is important.

We strive to keep payroll information in your hands, not somebody else's.

We are well aware of the concerns with personal information being stored in the cloud. We take all necessary steps to ensure the security and integrity of your payroll data. Best practices are stringently followed in the ongoing quest to mitigate security risks. You also have personal obligations because security is a shared responsibility; no matter how much effort we perform to protect your payroll data, you also need to participate.

Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

A multi-step account login process is required to log in. Additional to a password, users are also required to enter a code provided by email or Google Authenticator.

Detailed Built-in Audit Logging

Audit logging assists with the traceability of access and actions used to detect anomalies or to support the investigation of a security incident.

Application Security Settings
There is a limited time to sign in and no "remember me" functionality. Users are automatically logged out if there is no activity detected.

Frequent Pentration  Testing

Penetration testing, also known as a pen test, is simulating a cyber attack against our system to check for exploitable vulnerabilities.

ISO 27001 Information Security Certified
We meet the ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) standard and are independently audited and certified by an external third party.

All your Data is Encrypted 

Your data is encrypted at rest and while in transit. What you store is encrypted even when the information is not being accessed. 

ATO Operational Security Framework (OSF)

e-PayDay Go fulfils the requirements of the Australian Taxation Office Digital Service Provider (DSP) Operational Security Framework (OSF).

Hosted on Microsoft Servers

Your data is monitored and managed using only Microsoft Servers located in Australia conforming with the ATO OSF security requirements.

e-PayDay FREEPAY® is an ISO 27001 INFO SEC certified system independently audited by Compass Assurance Services.

We're proud to share that e-PayDay Go® is a cutting-edge Web Application boasting the latest Microsoft Azure, ASP.NET Core, and C# technology stack. For those with a technical inclination, rest assured that our platform has you covered now and in the future!

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Why offer free Single Touch Payroll (STP) Software?

We believe every employer should have access to great cloud payroll software, that's why we made it free to pay your first two employees. We have been supporting Australian Small Businesses by providing free Australian payroll software since 1987, it's in our DNA. Helping you grow your Business helps us grow ours!
Free Single Touch Payroll software that grows with your business.

Single Touch Payroll (STP) changed the way employers report their employees' taxation and superannuation information to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). When you pay your employees using Single Touch Payroll, year-to-date values of gross salary or wages, allowances or other payments (as relevant), deductions and PAYG withholding for each employee included in that pay event. Employer super liability or ordinary time earnings (OTE) amounts for each employee are also automatically sent directly to the ATO after processing your payroll. When reporting using Single Touch Payroll, you are sending the ATO your employees' taxation and superannuation information on or before each pay day.

 

Why was Single Touch Payroll introduced?

Single Touch Payroll is an Australian Government initiative that enables Businesses and Employers to report (real-time) staff salary and wages (including ordinary time earnings) and PAYG withholding amounts to the ATO at the same time the employees are paid. Single Touch Payroll provides many benefits for both Employers and Employees alike.

 

When did Single Touch Payroll start?

STP reporting started on 1 July 2018. Phase 2 reporting started on 1 January 2023.

What is Single Touch Payroll Phase 2?

With the arrival of Single Touch Payroll Phase 2, the focus shifted from reporting payments to earnings. The data now provided is specifically granular enabling the information to be shared with multiple government agencies. Employees who are also customers of Services Australia can now enjoy a substantial reduction in their reporting responsibilities. Eliminating the risk of potential mistakes in manual reporting will assist in ensuring the benefits provided by Servies Australia are correctly assessed resulting in minimum disruption for the recipients of payments. Processing speed is greatly improved whilst reducing the possibility of overpayments providing a better standard of customer service and experience.  

 

What are the benefits of Single Touch Payroll?

  • Single Touch Payroll captures your employees’ Tax and Super information and sends it to the ATO while you’re running your existing business process – when you pay your employees.

  • Employees no longer receive a Payment Summary and have easy access to their Income Statement in myGov.

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