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The mandatory superannuation you need to pay on top of your employees' wages is called the Superannuation Guarantee and it's currently 11% of an employee’s ordinary time earnings.

If you need to pay more than this minimum rate, see Additional superannuation contributions.

Super not calculating correctly? See Checking and adjusting superannuation.

Superannuation categories

AccountRight comes with a set of superannuation categories which you can use to calculate and track your employees' super payments. This includes a default Superannuation Guarantee category which you can assign to employees who are entitled to these contributions.

To view the superannuation categories, go to the Payroll command centre and click Payroll Categories then click the Superannuation tab.

To view the superannuation categories, go to the Payroll command centre and click Payroll Categories then click the Superannuation tab.

These superannuation categories can be set up to suit your needs, or you can create new ones.

Single Touch Payroll

Don't forget to select the ATO Reporting Category for each superannuation category you use. If unsure, check with your accounting advisor or the ATO.

Learn more about assigning ATO reporting categories for Single Touch Payroll reporting.