The Superannuation Guarantee (SG), which is currently 9.5%, is set to increase to 10% from 1 July 2021.

This increase is the first of five annual scheduled increases that will see the SG rate reach 12% from 1 July 2025.

Employers should be prepared for the SG increase to 10% from 1 July 2021.

The ATO have published a table outlining the superannuation guarantee percentages.

When does the next increase take effect?

The next SG increase to 10.50% will take effect from 1 July 2022. The SG will increase progressively by 0.5% each year over the next 5 years until it reaches 12% on 1 July 2025.

Other important changes

As part of the recent Federal Budget announcement, the Government also decided to remove the current $450 per month minimum earnings threshold for SG contributions. The expected operative date of this change is 1 July 2022.

Further advice or assistance

For further advice or assistance on this topic, or any workplace relations matter, call the Ai Group Workplace Advice Line.

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