To avoid additional costs (including the superannuation guarantee charge (SGC)), you must pay the right amount of super for all your eligible employees by the quarterly due date.
Whether you’re paying super weekly, monthly, or quarterly it’s important to check that the super guarantee (SG) you pay takes into account changes that started on 1 July 2022.
You must have applied these changes to all the salary and wages you paid from 1 July 2022, even if some of the pay period they related to was before 1 July 2022.
All other eligibility requirements for super remain in place. For example, an employee aged under 18 years must still work for you more than 30 hours in a week to be eligible for super.
You need to make sure:
You’ll have to pay the SGC if your total SG amounts for the period 1 July 2022 to 30 September 2022 aren’t received by your employees’ super funds by 28 October 2022.
If you need help meeting your SG obligations, you can contact a registered tax professional for assistance.
If you don’t meet your SG obligations, you’ll have to pay the SGC. You’ll need to lodge an SGC statement and pay the SGC.
This will cost you more than paying the correct SG on time. SGC is not tax deductible. You may also have to pay additional penalties or charges.
For more information head to www.ato.gov.au