Client is paying his wife $300 per week to run errands, clean etc… and would like to pay $50 per week to her super, I tried to change the superannuation set up to do this each pay period however it changed it for the other employees also… client called to get advice.
First – Never change the Super SG category – it is for the required Super Guarantee 9% (from July 2013 it’s 9.25%, so check latest amount by current law) after $450 is earned a month and applies to full time, casual and part-time employees!
To do $50 per week for the wife, you set up ANOTHER super category just for the wife as Salary Sacrifice.
Go to her card, and set up another Super Category set to deduct from her pay – to use for her only and link it to your Super Liability account.
In a pay run this category will DEDUCT $50 from her pay – so if he still wants her to get $300, he needs to raise her pay to $350 per week – and less the $50 (which will show as needing to be paid with all the super to pay), it will be recorded and handled correctly.
In her pay, when processing payroll, it should come up Base Salary /Hourly line with $350, and the Salary Sacrifice line with (-)$50 leaving a net $300.
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