The amount employers pay and employees may additionally contribute to superannuation balances changes on July 1, 2022. Now is a good time to talk with your team, check their agreements and prepare your payroll systems.

Recap

Generally, superannuation contributions must be paid for:

  • an employee aged 18 or over who earns $450 or more (before tax) per calendar month; and
  • an employee under age 18 working over 30 hours per week.

The changes

  • From  1st July 2022 the $450 minimum no longer applies, ie superannuation is now payable regardless how little the employee earns in a month.
  • The superannuation guarantee contribution rate will increase from 10% to 10.5%.
  • The maximum amount an employer is required to pay superannuation based on employee quarterly earnings increases from $58,920 to $60,220.
  • The concessional contribution cap remains at $27,500 (carry-forward of unused concessional contributions may apply).

As an employer, what should you be doing?

Keep on top of your employer obligations. We’re ready to help. Contact our team to discuss further as needed on +61 3 9820 6400.

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