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gloriam
Level 1

If super threshold is set at $450 per month, why is SGC still being calculated when it should be nil?

 
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Kristian_S
QuickBooks Team

If super threshold is set at $450 per month, why is SGC still being calculated when it should be nil?

Hi gloriam, 

 

Are you able to provide a screenshot of this for reference?

 

The system is set up to be ATO-compliant so it should definitely be nil if you have paid your employee at least $450 in the calendar month.

 

There could be something hiding in plain site that we are missing so having a visual reference would help immensely.

 

Look forward to hearing from you!

 

Kristian. 

gloriam
Level 1

If super threshold is set at $450 per month, why is SGC still being calculated when it should be nil?

Hi Kristian

 

Please see screenshot of payrun

Lucas - Product Champion
Content Creator

If super threshold is set at $450 per month, why is SGC still being calculated when it should be nil?

Hi gloriam, 

 

It looks like the system is behaving correctly in this screenshot - according to this article from the ATO, the threshold means that anything underneath that amount does not accrue super, but if you pay an employee $450 or more (before tax) in a calendar month, the super will begin to calculate. The settings in that pay run indicate that the earnings have just reached the threshold, so according to the ATO guidelines the super amount works out to be $42.75, and the SGC amount is correct. 

 

If you want to adjust the Super amount, you can go to the green Actions button in that employee's earnings screen and select Adjust Super, and record any changes required. 

 

-Lucas

RF1980
Level 1

If super threshold is set at $450 per month, why is SGC still being calculated when it should be nil?

I have the same issue.

Super is being recorded when the employee earned less than $450/month so it should be nil.

Noticed when doing beam payment for super.

IntuitSheila
Level 6

If super threshold is set at $450 per month, why is SGC still being calculated when it should be nil?

Hello RF1980,

 

Let's check why the employee's pay run calculated a super contribution.

 

The super contribution threshold amount for the month is based on the entire gross earnings of the employee, regardless of whether the earnings are considered to be ordinary time earnings.

 

Furthermore, if you've paid less than $450 pretax for the month for a casual employee, the super will be automatically calculated on the pay run. You can check out the employee details to see if you've set a super contribution threshold.

 

  1. Click on the Employees tab.
  2. Click on the employee's name.
  3. Click on the Pay Run Defaults.
  4. Locate Super threshold.

From here you can check the current set up you have for the specific employee. We'd recommend checking the employees Pay Run Inclusions to check if there is any super contribution set up to be included on the pay run.

 

If you need to adjust the super contribution on a pay run, you can click on the Actions and click on Adjust Super for any unfinalised pay run.

 

You can reply to this thread anytime if you have more questions. We'll be sure to get back to you as soon as we can. Have a nice day!