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  • Taking on extra help over the holiday season?

    3 December 2021

    Most of the country is opening up right in time for the festive season. But a rush of patrons may mean you need extra help.

    When you hire someone new, it's important to work out if you'll need to pay super for them.

    In most cases, all employees are eligible for super - even if they're a relative or hired for only a short period. Some contractors are also eligible for super.

    To avoid extra costs for your business, the key things to know when it comes to super for new workers are:

    • who is eligible
    • what amount to pay
    • where to pay
    • how to pay
    • when to pay.

    New workers can complete the commencement form in ATO online services. This will make it easier and quicker for you to get their super details and we'll get the information directly.

    You may also need to request stapled super fund details if your new worker doesn't choose a super fund.

    For more information on what you need to do to fulfil your super obligations for your new workers, check out the resources below.

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