Any staff member who commenced with ACU prior to June 2018 will be issued with multiple Payment Summaries for the 2017/18 tax year. These are now available to download; however you will need to access them from two different locations in Staff Connect.
Why do I have multiple Payment Summaries?
We changed over to a new Payroll system in June 2018 and this has required the generation of multiple Payment Summaries for each staff member. Here’s why:
Pays received by staff from June 2018 onwards have been processed using the new Payroll system and so a Payment Summary will be issued for these payments made to staff.
* Please note that payments for hours worked in fortnight ending 29 June 2018 were paid in July and will therefore be reported on your Payment Summary for the 2018/2019 financial year.
Pays received by staff from July 2017 to May 2018 were processed using the old Payroll system and so a Payment Summary will be issued for these payments made to staff*.
* Please be aware that if you had two or more types of employment relationships during the year e.g. casual and continuing, this will also result in you having multiple Payment Summaries from the old Payroll system.
Why do I need to access them from two different locations in Staff Connect?
We know it’s a bit cumbersome, but Staff Connect deals with current documents in a different way to historical documents. This means that the documents must reside in two different locations within Staff Connect.
How can I access my Payment Summaries?
You can access your Payment Summary generated from the new Payroll system by logging in to Staff Connect and going to:
Scroll to the bottom item called ‘Payment Summaries’ – don’t be tricked by the similarly titled ‘Pay Summaries’ item!
You can access any Payment Summary generated from the old Payroll system by logging in to Staff Connect and going to:
Locate the document titled ‘Payment Summary 2017-2018’
Casual staff and staff no longer working for ACU
Casual staff who do not have Staff Connect access and staff no longer working for ACU will receive any Payment Summary by mail.
Employers are required to include all pre-tax (salary sacrifice) superannuation contributions on your Payment Summary. The Australian Taxation Officer (ATO) call these contributions “Reportable Employer Superannuation Contributions”.
Although this does not affect your taxable income, you will be required to declare the contributions in your tax return. The ATO, Centrelink and the Family Assistance Office will then include them as income in determining your eligibility and entitlement to a range of Government Benefits including Family Tax Benefit, Child Care Benefit, Super co-contribution and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card. It will also be taken into account for HECS/HELP repayments.
Standard employer superannuation contributions are not reported on the Payment Summary.