Employers beware: increase in super guarantee
By Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting on 9 July 2021
From 1 July 2021, the rate of super guarantee increased from 9.5% to 10%, businesses using manual payroll processes should be careful that this change doesn’t lead to unintended underpayment of super which may attract penalties. The rate you use to calculate super contributions depends on the date that you’re paying your employees in and it does not matter if the work was performed in a different quarter.
It’s tax time again and if your business is experiencing financial difficulties due to the latest lockdowns, the ATO may be able to help by processing your tax return faster and expedite any refund to you. To be eligible for priority processing, you’ll need to apply to the ATO and provide supporting documents dated within 4 weeks of your submission outlining your circumstances.