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How to record Reportable Employer Super Contributions (RESC) in QuickBooks Payroll

Reportable Employer Super Contributions (RESC) are extra superannuation contribution amounts for an employee, such as a salary sacrifice agreement or an employer contribution. This article will teach you how to record RESC in QuickBooks Payroll.

Not sure if you’re supposed to record RESC? Read this guide from the ATO for more information. 

Recording RESC in employee opening balances carried over from another payroll software

 

  1. Select Employees from the left menu.
  2. Select the employee’s name.
  3. Select Opening Balances.
  4. Enter the RESC amounts in either Super & PAYG or Deductions.
    • If you want to record RESC payments that were over and above the SGC amount but weren’t salary sacrifice deductions, i.e. the amount wasn’t deducted from the employee’s earnings, enter the total of these payments in Employer Super Contributions section under Super & PAYG.
    • If you want to record RESC payments that were made as part of a salary sacrifice arrangement, i.e. pre-tax deductions from employee earnings, enter them in the Pre-tax Deduction or Super Salary Sacrifice - Pre Tax section under Deductions.

Note:

  •  For deduction amounts to appear as RESC amounts on the payment summary, they must be a pre-tax or salary sacrifice deduction and have the RESC checkbox ticked.

 

Recording a Pre-Tax Deduction or Salary Sacrifice Super in a Pay Run

  1. Select Employees on the left menu.
  2. Select Pay Runs and select the Pay Run you want to add RESC to.
  3. Select the employee’s name, then select Actions.
  4. Select Make a Deduction.
  5. Select Pre-Tax Deduction or Salary Sacrifice Super under the Deduction Category drop-down.
  6. Select the Super Fund under the Select a Payment Option drop-down.
  7. Enter the payment amount, then select Save.

Setting up a Recurring Pre-Tax Deduction or Salary Sacrifice Super

  1. Select Employees on the left menu.
  2. Select the employee’s name.
  3. Select Pay Run Inclusions.
  4. Select Add in the Deductions section.
  5. Select Pre-Tax Deduction or Salary Sacrifice Super as the Deduction Category.
  6. Select the Amount to be deducted per Pay Run, as a fixed amount or percentage.
  7. Select the payment method to be paid to a super fund.
  8. Select when the deduction starts and expires (if needed).
  9. Select Save.

Setting up an Employer Contribution in a Pay Run

 

  1. Select Employees on the left menu.
  2. Select Pay Runs and select the Pay Run you want to add RESC to.
  3. Select the employee’s name, then select Actions.
  4. Select Adjust Super.
  5. Select Employer Contribution as the adjustment type.
  6. Enter the contribution amount, then select Save.

Setting up a Recurring Employer Contribution

  1. Select Employees on the left menu.
  2. Select the employee’s name.
  3. Select Pay Run Inclusions.
  4. Select Add in the Super Adjustments section.
  5. Select Employer Contribution as the Contribution Type.
  6. Select the contribution Amount per pay run, as a fixed amount or percentage.
  7. Select when the employer contribution starts and expires (if needed).
  8. Select Save.

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