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Amending or Declaring the Reportable Fringe Benefit Amount under STP?

Author Dylan Wong@Microkeeper
Category Stp
Last Modified 03/07/2024

Amending or Declaring the Reportable Fringe Benefit Amount under STP

Reportable Fringe Benefit Amounts (RFBA) are required to be reported through STP. This guide will take you through the process on how to record the RFBA in Microkeeper.

Before you begin this process, you will need to have the Grossed-up RFBA for the employee.

RFBA are reported using two lines to the payslip. One will be a Payment, the second will be an Expense that deducts the payment from the Gross and classifies it as the RFBA.


Prerequisite - Obtaining the Current Reported RFBA

If you have already recorded RFBA throughout the year, you will need to deduct this amount from your calculated Grossed-up RFBA to ensure you do not double report values.

"Grossed-up RFBA" - "Current Reported RFBA" = Adjustment Needed.


You can obtain the Current Report RFBA through an STP data export - 

After you have finished your final Payrun of the Financial Year you will download the current list of RFBA declared via STP.

Payroll > Payruns > Payslip > STP Lodge > Final Payrun > CSV Export or Review Data to view on web browser


prepare to lodge with csv export highlighted


The reported amounts will be under the column "Fringe".

Type X = Fringe Benefit Exempt

Type T = Fringe Benefit Taxable

example of fringe amounts in stp export table

After you have calculated the Adjustment Needed, you can report the Amended Grossed-up RFBA.


Step 1 - View the payslip of the Employee

The Amended/Grossed-up RFBA needs to be entered into the last Payrun of the fiscal year. An Adhoc Payrun can be generated, but ensure it is the latest payrun of the fiscal year.


Step 2 - Add an RFBA offset payment to balance the reported amount

A payment item is entered to balance out the RFBA expense, ensuring the employee's net pay remains unchanged.

Click the    Plus button located on the right side of the Payments area. An "Add Payment" window will appear. Key values to configure:

  • Title: This will be the Title that appears on the employee's payslip. For example "RFBA"
  • Class: Set this to "Extra".
  • Rate: Set this to the Amended/Grossed-up RFBA amount.


Adding a rfba offset payment in the add payment window


Step 3 - Add the Grossed-up RFBA amount as an Expense payslip item

The Amended/Grossed-up RFBA is added as an Expense item to correctly categorise the RFBA for reporting.

Click the   Plus button located on the right side of the Expense area. An "Add Expense" window will appear. Key values to configure:

  • Title: This will be the Title that appears on the employee's payslip.
  • Class: Select either "Fringe Benefit Exempt" or "Fringe Benefit Taxable".
  • Rate: Set this to the Amended/Grossed-up RFBA amount.

adding a grossed-up rfba amount as an expense payslip item with the add expense window


Step 4 - Check and confirm the Payslip

The last step is to double-check the Payslip and STP data.

There should be no change to super or entitlements.

When you're ready, a Final STP submission can be made, 

You will see that the Fringe Benefit Exempt (X) or Fringe Benefit Taxable (T) amount should have changed in the STP report.

In addition you will see this in the Salary Sacrifice Type O Column. 

The final Tax amounts should not have changed.

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