Making contributions is an important part of the super system. That's why we've made the process quick and easy.
PSSap, CSS and PSS receive payments via SuperStream, a standardised electronic format for contribution data and payments to be sent to super funds.
Payments to PSSap
Contributions to PSSap are generally submitted through a clearing house. A clearing house allows you to make a single online payment for superannuation contributions to all employees' super funds.
If your default fund is PSSap, you can register to use CSC’s clearing house for free.
Note: CSC's clearing house is unable to accept contributions from non-Government employers, if you are a non-Government employer you should use your existing clearing house to make contributions.
Contributions for PSSap are submitted using the SuperStream Alternative File Format (SAFF) format, or manually online for small employers.
If you choose to use a different clearing house, you should make sure your chosen clearing house can accept contributions in SAFF format. You should also make sure PSSap is set up as a default fund to allow member information to flow through correctly to PSSap (you can have more than one default fund set up).
Payments to CSS or PSS
Contributions for CSS and PSS are submitted through Employer Services Online.
CSS and PSS contributions can’t be submitted through a clearing house. This is because there is additional data to be reported in a customised data format unique to these schemes.
Making contributions payments to CSS and PSS is also different to other funds. Some contributions are paid directly to members’ accounts, while employer super contributions are paid to Commonwealth Consolidated Revenue to fund future benefits.
Read the CSS/PSS Contributions Payment Guide for details about how to make payments correctly.
SuperStream is a standard for processing superannuation data and payments electronically. PSSap, CSS and PSS receive all payments via SuperStream.
To make sure your payroll system can export the required data correctly, we have developed the following SuperStream standard technical guides. These should be provided to your IT department and payroll system provider for implementation.
CSS/PSS contributions payment guide