superannuation guarantee

Avoiding Disqualification From SG Amnesty

By Warren Kruger / March 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

  | | | The superannuation guarantee (‘SG’) amnesty ended on 7 September 2020.  Employers who disclosed unpaid SG amounts and qualified for the amnesty are reminded that they must either pay in full any outstanding amounts they owe, or set up a payment plan and meet each ongoing instalment amount so as  to avoid […]

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Changes to STP Reporting Concessions From 1 July 2021

By Warren Kruger / March 2, 2021 / 0 Comments

  | | | Small employers (19 or fewer employees) are currently exempt from reporting ‘closely held’ payees through Single Touch Payroll (‘STP’).  Also, a quarterly STP reporting option applies to micro employers (four or fewer employees).  These concessions will end on 30 June 2021. The STP reporting changes that apply for these employers from […]

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Superannuation Guarantee Rate Increase Update

By Warren Kruger / September 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

  | | | Recently, arguments both for and against increasing the rate of compulsory superannuation guarantee (‘SG’) have continued to be tossed around! The SG is the compulsory amount of superannuation an employer must pay into an eligible employee’s chosen super fund. The rate of SG has been frozen at 9.5% of an employee’s […]

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Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty Ends 7 September 2020

By Warren Kruger / September 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

  | | | Speaking of the superannuation guarantee, time is rapidly running out for employers to apply for the SG amnesty and catch up on past unpaid super without incurring a penalty. The ATO encourages employers to apply for the amnesty and make payments as early as they can. Importantly, eligible amnesty amounts paid […]

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STP And Superannuation Guarantee

By Warren Kruger / December 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

  | | | In a presentation at the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees Chairs Forum, the ATO’s Deputy Commissioner confirmed that as a result of STP, the ATO now has an “unprecedented level of visibility” of superannuation guarantee information. In particular, the ATO’s examination of Super Guarantee (‘SG’) contributions of some 75 million payment […]

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