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When you pay superannuation through MYOB's super portal, the ATO needs some details about each of the employees you're paying. Before you can start paying superannuation, you need to make sure you've completed all the required details for each employee you pay super to.

There have been some changes to the way employee records are organised. For each employee, you'll probably need to add some new details and re-enter some information that you previously entered on a different tab.

See Pay superannuation for more information about what else you need to do before you can start paying super.

Enter additional employee details

Make sure the following details have been completed on the Employee details tab (Payroll menu > Employees > click the employee > Employee details tab).

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Start date
  • Address
  • Suburb
  • State
  • Postcode
  • Country
  • Email (if the employee doesn't have an email address, you can enter

Complete superannuation fund details

Enter details of the employee's super fund and superannuation guarantee on the Superannuation tab (Payroll menu > Employees > click the employee > Superannuation tab). You should complete all fields on this tab.

If the employee's super fund isn't in the Fund name list, it might not be an APRA-regulated superannuation fund. If the fund you're looking for isn't listed, email with details of the fund.

Can't enter employee superannuation details?

There's an issue in Microsoft Edge, the web browser in Windows 10, which prevents employee details being entered. Until this is fixed, you'll need to enter employee details using a different web browser, like Chrome or Firefox.

Why do I need to do this?

The ATO's data requirements for complying with SuperStream are fairly strict. By entering the details on this tab, you can make sure it complies with these requirements. For example, you can't simply enter a fund name - if the employee is with an APRA-regulated super fund, you need to choose one of the approved funds from the list.

Set up deduction categories for additional superannuation payments

If your employee makes additional superannuation payments on top of their super guarantee payments, like salary sacrifice super, or personal super contributions, you can set them up as deductions on the Earnings/Deductions tab (Payroll menu > Employees > click the employee > Earnings/Deductions tab).

For all the details see Setting up salary sacrifice superannuation.