Superannuation Guarantee Changes

From 1 July 2022 there will be Superannuation Guarantee (SG) changes that will impact you and your employees.

Super Guarantee Rate Increase

The super guarantee rate will increase from 10% to 10.5% on 1 July 2022. You will need to use the new rate to calculate superannuation on payments you make to employees on or after 1 July. The new rate will need to be applied even if some or all of the pay period is for work done before 1 July. Please also note that the SG rate is legislated to increase to 12% by 2025.

No Superannuation Guarantee Threshold

From 1 July 2022, employees can be required to pay the super guarantee for employees, regardless of how much they earn. This is because the $450 per month threshold for when SG is paid is being removed. You only need to pay super for workers under 18 when they work more than 30 hours in a week.

Company Tax Rate Changes

Separately for company tax payers that are considered base rate entities, for the 2021–22 income year, companies that are base rate entities must apply the 25% company tax rate. The tax rate for base rate entities has reduced from 26% in the 2020–21 income year.

A company is a base rate entity for an income year if:

  • the company’s aggregated turnover for that income year is less than the aggregated turnover threshold for that income year ($50m in 2021-2022), and
  • it has 80% or less of their assessable income in that income year that is base rate entity passive income – this replaces the requirement to be carrying on a business from the 2017–18 income year onwards.

The full company tax rate of 30% applies to all companies that are not eligible for the lower company tax rate.

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