Payroll Guru - superannuation

This article includes the following topics:

Compulsory employer superannuation contributions

  • Eligibility
  • Ordinary time earnings
  • Maximum contribution base 

Salary sacrifice superannuation

  • How to set salary sacrifice superannuation
  • Updating salary sacrifice superannuation
  • Removing salary sacrifice superannuation

Post-tax superannuation contribution

  • How to set post-tax superannuation contribution fixed amount per payslip
  • How to add post-tax superannuation contribution on a payslip

Compulsory employer superannuation contributions

Generally, if your employee's ordinary time earnings are over the ATO's minimum superannuation threshold, they are entitled to SGC. The SGC is only calculated on the employees ordinary time earnings. The amount of superannuation can be adjusted on the employees payslip as required. 

 

Eligibility

Not all employees are eligible for SGC.  

Check the ATO website for additional information regarding eligibility.

 

Ordinary time earnings

Superannuation is calculated on payroll codes that are set as OTE. Some payroll codes are not OTE and therefore, will not have superannuation calculate on them.

Check the ATO website for additional information regarding ordinary time earnings.

 

Maximum contribution base

The maximum contribution base limits the maximum amount of super support that your employer has to provide for you each quarter.
 
Check the ATO website for additional information regarding maximum contribution base.

 

Updating SGC percentage

Note: That the decision to increase the SGC percentage cannot be influenced by the employee. If the employee influences it, it must be a sacrifice.

1. Open Payroll Guru

2. Select your Company if you have access to more than one

3. Click Employees

4. Click List employees

5. Select the Employee

6. Click Edit superannuation under Superannuation

7. Enter the higher SGC rate and click update

 

Salary sacrifice superannuation

How to set salary sacrifice superannuation

1. Open Payroll Guru

2. Select your Company if you have access to more than one

3. Click Employees

4. Click List employees

5. Select the Employee

6. Click Edit superannuation under Superannuation

7. Change Is the employee Salary Sacrificing Superannuation? to Yes

8. The following options will now be displayed:

  • Set the fixed amount per pay or
  • Percentage of gross per pay

9. Click Update

10. The employee will now salary sacrifice superannuation as per the amount specific in the Amount to Sacrifice section.

 

Updating salary sacrifice superannuation

1. Open Payroll Guru

2. Select your Company if you have access to more than one

3. Click Employees

4. Click List employees

5. Select the Employee

6. Click Edit superannuation under Superannuation

7. Change the Amount to Sacrifice to the required amount

  • Update the fixed amount per pay or
  • Percentage of gross per pay

8. Click Update

9. The employee will now salary sacrifice superannuation as per the amount specific in the Amount to Sacrifice section.

 

Removing salary sacrifice superannuation

1. Open Payroll Guru

2. Select your Company if you have access to more than one

3. Click Employees

4. Click List employees

5. Select the Employee

6. Click Edit superannuation under Superannuation

7. Change Is the employee Salary Sacrificing Superannuation? to No

8. The employee will no longer salary sacrifice superannuation. 

 

Post-tax contribution

Post tax super payments are not included in the super column on the pay run screen as they are not a cost to the company. Post tax super is not included in the Extras section of the payslip as this is not in addition to their hourly rate, but it is shown in the deductions section of the payslip.

 

How to set post-tax superannuation contribution fixed amount per payslip

1. Open Payroll Guru

2. Select your Company if you have access to more than one

3. Click Employees

4. Click List employees

5. Select the Employee

6. Click Edit superannuation under Superannuation

7. Go to the Post-tax fixed contribution amount per payslip? field and enter the amount per payslip

8. Click Update

9. The employee will now have a fixed post-tax superannuation contribution assigned to a pay slip automatically each pay run. 

 

How to add post-tax superannuation contribution on a payslip

1. Open Payroll Guru

2. Select your Company if you have access to more than one

3. Open the pay run you are currently processing

4. Click the employees name to show the pay slip

5. Go to the section Employee post tax super and enter the Employee contribution and click update

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6. The employee will now have post-tax superannuation added to the payslip

 

NOTE: If you are importing journal entries into your accounting software, the superannuation expense and holding accounts may need to be updated. Please email support@easyemployer.com to complete configuration. 

 

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