Prepare Now for the July Rate Rise
- Review your current superannuation costs for all employees, both hourly and salaried.
- Review any salary packaging arrangements. Is the agreement inclusive of superannuation or is super paid on top of the agreed salary?
- For salary packages inclusive of super, you will need to check the contract’s wording to make sure you apply the changes correctly. This change may also impact annualized salary arrangements.
- Calculate your revised payroll costs from July, showing the current wages and superannuation expense compared to the new rate from July. Highlight the increased amount per month or quarter, so you know precisely what the impact will be.
- Discuss the super rate increase with your employees now. Let them know that there will be an increase of 0.5% each year from now until July 2025 when the statutory rate will reach 12% and remain there.
- Remember – short payment or late payment of super can incur hefty penalties – plan now for higher payroll expenses from July, so you don’t get caught short.