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ATO Cracking Down on Super Guarantee Obligations

The Australian Taxation Office has implemented measures to ensure that employers are meeting their superannuation guarantee (SG) obligations.

Superannuation funds now provide information to the ATO when they receive SG contributions for employees. The ATO is using this information, as well as Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting, to identify employers who have paid some or all of their super contributions late or haven’t paid the right amount by the due dates, for their employees.

If an employer is not meeting their SG obligations, they may be contacted by the ATO to let them know that they need to lodge superannuation guarantee charge (SGC) statements for the relevant periods. Even if they have since paid the late or underpaid SG contributions to their employee’s fund, they still need to lodge an SGC statement and pay the SGC.

At BIS Cosgrove, our experienced accountants work with you to ensure that you are aware of your SG obligations as an employer. If you need assistance with understanding your SG obligations, get in touch with us today or give us a call on 07 5598 3800.

The material and contents provided in this publication are general and informative in nature only. It is not intended to be advice and you should not act specifically on the basis of this information alone. If expert assistance is required, professional advice should be obtained.