Super Guarantee Payments due

As we navigate through the early weeks of 2024, it’s crucial for both employers and employees in Australia to be aware of the upcoming Superannuation Guarantee (SG) due date. The Super Guarantee (SG) is a mandatory contribution made by employers to their employees’ superannuation funds. This contribution forms a vital part of the retirement savings for Australian workers.

Key Date: Super Guarantee Due Date

  • 28th January 2024: This is the deadline for employers to pay the Superannuation Guarantee for the October to December 2023 quarter. It’s important to note that payments processed after this date may not be tax-deductible, and late payments can attract the Superannuation Guarantee Charge (SGC). You must also allow enough time for the funds to process the super, so we recommend lodging and paying these at least 10 days prior. Make sure that you pay at the correct rate as mentioned in our previous blog post.

Why Timely Payment is Essential

Ensuring that these contributions are made on time is critical. Late payments can have significant implications, including the Super Guarantee Charge (SGC), comprising the super guarantee shortfall, interest, and an administration fee. Moreover, timely contributions are essential for employees’ financial security and retirement planning. Also, it is important to know that late super payments are not tax deductible.

Upcoming Tax Dates

While focusing on the Super Guarantee due date, there are other important tax dates to keep in mind for the first quarter of 2024:

  1. 28th January 2024: Due date for Super payments to be received by the super funds.
  2. 21st February 2024: Due date for December 2023 monthly business activity statements (BAS).
  3. 28th February 2024: Deadline for lodging and paying the December 2023 quarter BAS for clients of tax agents.


Staying on top of these dates is not just a matter of compliance, but also a commitment to the financial wellbeing of employees and the smooth operation of your business. As we progress through 2024, maintaining a keen awareness of these and other important financial deadlines is crucial for the successful management of any business in Australia.

For further information or specific advice regarding your circumstances, it’s recommended to consult with a financial advisor or a tax professional. Remember, planning ahead and being proactive with superannuation and tax obligations can save a great deal of time and prevent potential penalties.

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