[GNC-dev] [GNC] STP (Australia only)

Christopher Lam christopher.lck at gmail.com
Sat Sep 14 06:37:51 EDT 2019

No immediate need for STP myself, but I am sure that a derivative of
income-gst-statement.scm can handle this easily.
If the payroll accounts are well defined and diligently written, then it'll
be easy to export periodic sums as csv (or XBRL if desired).

On Sat, 14 Sep 2019 at 09:33, Liz <edodd at billiau.net> wrote:

> STP, or single touch payroll, is something thought up by the
> bureaucrats to be sure we pay our way. It has some aspects in common
> with the UK's making tax digital.
> This is supposed to be running already, but people like me, who own the
> company and pay only themselves, have a little more time before they
> are obliged to sign up.
> So far, I am learning a lot of new jargon.
> The data to be transferred needs setting out in a csv file (I understand
> that)
> The data is converted to XBRL (new to me)
> The data is transmitted using ebMS3/AS4 security (new to me)
> A receipt is generated and returned (no new acronyms here)
> There are a number of companies offering to be the middleman in these
> processes. Some are free, others are not. Most of them offer payroll,
> which I neither need nor want.
> I looked at some which were apparently Linux friendly and found jar
> files that would not run, and AppImage and Snap files that wouldn't
> work either.
> Questions
> Are other Australian Gnucash users dealing with this, or still stalling
> like me?
> Are there any preferred solutions that anyone on the list has tried?
> If I can find out the csv format required, would it be helpful to any
> users to be able to export this automatically from Gnucash? I could
> construct mine by hand and just copy it every month, so I am not
> needing this myself.
> Liz
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