Changes to Super and Payroll

If you are a business owner or manager with employees, there are some changes coming into effect for this financial year.

Super Changes

From 1 July 2013, the minimum superannuation payable for each eligible employee is 9.25%. Payments must be made at least quarterly. The cut-off date for payment in 28 days after the end of each quarter. Contributions are based on the date you pay salary or wages so all calculations made relating to wages paid after 30 June 2013 should be based on the higher rate.

Minimum Wage Changes

Fair Work Australia has determined the mimimum wage rates in Modern Awards will be increased by 2.6% with effect from the beginning of the first full pay period to commence on or after 1 July 2013. Fair Work Commission also reviewed a range of expense related allowances contained in Modern Awards. Determination re Supported Wage System schedule

Important reminders regarding your employees:
  •    PAYG Payment Summary Slips (Group Certificates) are due to your employees 14 July
  •    PAYG Payment Summaries to the ATO by 14 August
  •    Superannuation for the final quarter year end due by 28 July
  •    BAS including PAYG due to ATO by 29 July



by Carol Allan

Carol is a Senior Accountant at Insight Accounting advice. She is a registered tax agent, has a Bachelor of Commerce and Advanced Diploma in Accounting. Carol’s areas of expertise include tax and property advice.


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