Superannuation guarantee

Crackdown on employer non-compliance
The Government has announced a package of reforms to give the ATO near-real-time visibility over employers’ superannuation guarantee (SG) compliance. The package includes measures to:
• require super funds to report contributions at least monthly to the ATO;
• roll out Single Touch Payroll (STP); and
• give the ATO the ability to seek court-ordered penalties in severe cases of non-payment.

Salary sacrifice integrity
Legislation has also been introduced to prevent employersfrom using an employee’s salary sacrifice contributions to reduce the employer’s own minimum SG contributions. This change would apply to working out employers’ SG shortfalls for quarters beginning on or after 1 July 2018

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