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Maximum contributions base for super guarantee

The maximum super contributions base is used to determine the limit on any individual employee’s earnings base for superannuation guarantee purposes on a quarterly basis.

Employers do not have to provide the minimum quarterly support for earnings above this limit.

For the 2022 financial year, the maximum contributions base has increased to $58,920 (up from $57,090).

Editor: This means once an employee earns over $235,680 during the 2022 income year, no additional superannuation guarantee will generally be required to be paid by an employer. 

Practically, this means that the maximum superannuation guarantee contribution that an employer must pay for the 2022 income year is 10% of $235,680 (or $23,568).

Ref: ATO website, Key superannuation rates and thresholds, Maximum super contribution base, updated 6 July 2021.

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