Super to cover more employees

Removing the $450 per month threshold for super guarantee eligibility

The Australian Government announced it will remove the $450 per month threshold to expand coverage of super guarantee to eligible employees regardless of their monthly pay.

The change is now law by the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Superannuation Outcomes For Australians and Helping Australian Businesses Invest) Act 2021 with royal assent on 22 February 2022.

From 1 July 2022, employers will be required to make super guarantee contributions to their eligible employee’s super fund regardless of how much the employee is paid.

Employees must still satisfy other super guarantee eligibility requirements.

The ATO will work with digital service providers to assist them in updating their payroll and accounting software to be ready for this change.

Employers will need to check that their payroll and accounting systems have been updated for super payments made after 1 July 2022 to ensure they correctly calculate their employee’s super guarantee entitlement.

The change will expand the coverage of SG to eligible employees regardless of their monthly pay.