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Tag: Superannuation

Final Pay and Superannuation for Employees

Find out information on your employees final pay and superannuation when you close a business. When you Close or Sell Your Business Your business must continue to meet its obligations until it is either closed or sold to the new owners. If you are an employer, it is important for you to consider finalising important tax…
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What is Super

If you’re new to Australia’s superannuation system for retirement saving, find out how it works and how to benefit. Super is an Investment in Your Future Australia’s superannuation system is the main way most people save for their retirement. Superannuation (super for short) is a long-term investment that grows over time. The more you contribute…
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Did You Miss the Super Guarantee Due Date?

Super guarantee contributions for the quarter ending 30 June were due to eligible workers by 28 July. If you missed the due date, didn’t pay the right amount, or didn’t pay to the right super fund, you’ll need to: The SGC statement can help you calculate the SGC. If you don’t lodge your SGC statement by the…
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ATO: Paying Super Guarantee Late

“Hi, I’m Rebecca, director for Superannuation and Employer Obligations at the ATO. We understand that as employers you play a vital role in Australia’s tax and super system, and paying super is a very important responsibility. It’s important that you make super contributions for your eligible employees and contractors on time, in full and to…
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Super for Employers

As an employer you play a vital role in Australia’s superannuation system. But being an employer also means you have superannuation obligations you need to meet. So let’s walk through these super obligations so you can avoid additional paperwork, charges or penalties. When hiring a new employee, you must offer them a choice of super…
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Super Health Check

Use this checklist to review the health of your super in 5 easy steps. Why you should review your super Your super is one of the biggest assets you’ll accumulate in your lifetime. However, many Australians think they don’t need to worry about their super until retirement. Some don’t think about it at all. It’s…
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Check Your myGov Account For Your Share Of $16 Billion In Lost And Unclaimed Super

There is $16 billion in lost and unclaimed super across Australia, new data from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) reveals. This is an increase of $2.1 billion since last financial year and the ATO is urging Australians to check their account to see if some of the money is theirs. Deputy Commissioner Emma Rosenzweig said finding lost…
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The Fate Of SMSF Lending

The Council of Financial Regulators (CFR) is the coordinating body for Australia’s main financial regulatory agencies – APRA, ASIC, the RBA and The Treasury. In 2014 the Financial System Inquiry recommended the removal of the exception from superannuation funds, allowing limited recourse borrowing arrangements (LRBA), more commonly known as an SMSF loan. In 2015, The…
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Did You Pay Your Employees’ Super on Time?

Employee super guarantee (SG) contributions for the quarter ending 30 September were due by 28 October. If you didn’t pay the correct amount of SG to your employees’ super funds in full and on time, you will need to pay the SG charge (SGC). You need to: lodge an SGC statement to us by 28 November to avoid additional…
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Hiring Holidays Employees? Be Aware of Changes to Super

If you hire staff on a short-term or occasional basis, you need to be aware of recent changes to super guarantee (SG). The changes mean more of your employees may be eligible for super. The changes started on 1 July 2022. You need to pay super for employees at a rate of 10.5%, regardless of how…
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Parental Leave Super ‘Essential to Narrow Gender Gap’

Industry bodies increase pressure on Labor to deliver equality between men and women come retirement. Women are retiring with fewer savings than men because superannuation is not payable on parental leave, but industry bodies have begun to mobilise on the topic. Superannuation firm HESTA has been joined by several industry groups in calling on the…
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Is Your System Updated for the Latest SG Changes

As of 1 July 2022, the $450-per-month super guarantee (SG) eligibility threshold was removed. This means that if an employee meets the other SG eligibility requirements, you must pay them SG, regardless of how much they earn. However, employees under 18 must still work more than 30 hours in a week to be eligible. It’s important…
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Timely Action Needed on UPEs Ahead of 30 June

SMSFs should ensure they have received any outstanding unpaid present entitlements relating to the 2021 financial year by 30 June to avoid major compliance issues, an SMSF lawyer has warned. With 30 June fast approaching, DBA Lawyers director Daniel Butler said now is a good time to check that SMSFs with entitlements in a related…
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4 Tips for Getting Superannuation Payments Right

Getting superannuation contributions right is an important element of any employers end of financial year period. These tips will guide you on the right path. Superannuation contributions have been compulsory for three decades in Australia, and as the years have ticked over, the requirements have evolved quite substantially. Simply put, superannuation – or ‘super’ –…
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ATO Provides Deadlines for Early Access to Super Over Christmas

The ATO has released new information for individuals who need to access their superannuation early on compassionate grounds during the Christmas shutdown period. The ATO offices will close from midday Friday, 24 December 2021, reopening on Tuesday, 4 January 2022.  The ATO said that for those who need a compassionate release of super determination before…
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Further super reforms to ‘safeguard’ Australians’ retirement: Frydenberg, Hume

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and financial services minister Jane Hume have encouraged citizens to get behind super reform changes that have come into effect this month, citing them as the “most significant in nearly 30 years”. In a joint release, the Treasurer and financial services minister confirmed that from 1 November 2021 Australians will see their superannuation…
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