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  • Tips and tricks when using the tool

    These tips and tricks can save you time when using the SGC statement and calculator tool.

    Remember  

    • Have all your information ready with you before starting.
    • If you don't understand something, there are key terms within the calculator tool. These are written in blue text and linked to a help file. Click on the term for help.
    • If you see a tool tip (marked with a question mark symbol), you can hover your mouse over it for a brief explanation of the information required.
    • You can find further information by clicking on the Help button located at the top of the calculator tool.

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    Saving information you've entered into the tool

    You can't currently save information as you enter it into the calculator tool. We are working on a save function for future updates.

    Pausing while using the tool

    Your session in the calculator tool can expire (time out) if you do not enter any details. You should limit the time where you don't enter any data.

    Accuracy of the tool

    We have made every effort to ensure the calculator tool is accurate. However, the outcome derived depends on the accuracy of the information you provide.

    Please note that nominal interest is only calculated up to the day on which you use the calculator. It will continue to accrue until a completed and signed statement is lodged with us. If the nominal interest has increased by the time you lodge, you will receive an amended notice of assessment advising the new amount.

    Information as you proceed through screens

    You may not see all of the screens when using the calculator tool. The tool will direct you to the relevant screens for you to complete.

    Payments to superannuation funds

    Use the Yes and No buttons to indicate whether you paid any super for your employee for the quarter specified.

    If you answer Yes, you will be prompted to enter more details about the payment. This will include the type of fund you made the payment to and when you made the payment.

    Late payment offset (LPO)

    If you made late contributions for your employee, you may be able to offset them against your SGC for that employee.

    You'll be asked to enter the amount of late payment you wish to apply against the relevant employee details.

    Summary screen

    This information can be used to fill out the spreadsheet version (XLS, 745KB)This link will download a file of the SGC statement. You can attach this to an Online services for business Secure mail message for faster lodgment.

    Click the Generate SGC statement button. The information will be split into quarterly statements for lodgment.

    Editing entered data

    Editing employee details or payment amounts

    We recommend you continue entering information for your employees until you click the Save employee button.

    You can edit previously entered employee details by clicking on the Edit link for the relevant employee. Then click the Edit link for the quarterly period you are amending.

    Enter the full period

    You need to enter the full period.

    Note: Any information you previously input for the affected employee will be lost if the period is changed afterwards. It is therefore important to enter the full period for each individual employee in the first instance.

    How the SG charge is calculated

    The calculator automatically calculates your SG charge.

    See also  

    SGC statement and calculator tool

    Feedback

    We welcome your feedback on the SGC statement and calculator tool. You can provide feedback by filling in our ATO calculators feedback form.

    Last modified: 28 Jan 2022QC 21095