The ATO has reminded businesses that employ backpackers that they may need to pay superannuation guarantee for them.

The ATO has reminded businesses that employ backpackers that they may need to pay superannuation guarantee (SG) for them.

Backpackers on working holidays are considered temporary residents, and are entitled to superannuation guarantee if they are paid $450 or more before tax in a calendar month. Once they leave Australia, they can claim the super paid to them as a Departing Australia superannuation payment (DASP) providing all requirements are met.

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Determine if backpackers on working holidays are eligible for super by using the ATO's Super guarantee eligibility decision tool.

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