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SG Amnesty could have boosted retirement savings for even more

by John Jeffreys Tax & Super Australia (TSA) believes the SG Amnesty would have likely returned even more retirement savings to Australians if it was extended to operate beyond the most intense period of the coronavirus pandemic. Assistant Minister for Superannuation Jane Hume has been reported in the media as saying the amnesty resulted in

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The SG amnesty is a step closer

The Senate Economics Legislation Committee has tabled its report on Treasury Laws Amendment (Recovering Unpaid Superannuation) Bill 2019 and recommended that it be passed. (Scroll down to take our poll on the SG Amnesty.) The bill, which was re-introduced earlier this year, amends relevant legislation to provide for a one-off amnesty to encourage employers to

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SG amnesty idea re-surfaces, but with an extended period of application

Last year’s 24 May announcement of an amnesty for employers who come forward to correct underpayments of their super guarantee obligations has been resurrected in a new bill. The Treasury Laws Amendment (Recovering Unpaid Superannuation) Bill 2019 however extends the period of grace that will allow employers who come clean to not have the usual

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SG amnesty is not law, but its promise has gathered $100 million so far

  Tax & Super Australia reported recently that the failure of the Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty to pass into law has led to a problem — namely, that employers who came forward after the announcement of the amnesty, via a media release in May 2018, on the expectation of enjoying the amnesty’s benefits, found themselves facing

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SG amnesty: Are reports of ATO leniency off the mark?

  The failure of the Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty to pass into law has led to a problem. To recap, the Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty was to be available for the 12-month period from 24 May 2018 to 23 May 2019. To get the benefits of the amnesty (set out below) employers must during this 12-month period

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SG on leave loading? Yes, and no — so it pays to check

  An issue has surfaced in recent times that in some cases may require a change in the approach taken by some employers with regard to them being fully compliant with superannuation guarantee obligations. The problem for some may not be so much ducking the rules, but rather being in sore need of clarification on

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Gig economy danger: Hiring a “contractor” who is really an employee

  If your business client is looking to put on more staff, then by all means congratulate them. But they may also benefit from a follow-up warning. In these days of the “gig economy”, the engagement status of workers has become an even more important distinction – whether they are employees or independent contractors –

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SG catch-up amnesty reaches waaaaay back to when it all started

  The government surprised a great many people in late May with the announcement that it would allow employers to fix unpaid compulsory super payments to employees, all the way back to 1992, without penalties. The 12-month superannuation guarantee amnesty is intended to apply retrospectively once enacted and, as the name suggests, it’s a once-off

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The superannuation clearing house service to join other ATO online services

The Small Business Superannuation Clearing House will join existing ATO online services in mid-to-late February 2018. The ATO says its online services gives access to a range of tax and super services with one logon, including lodging activity statements and updating your business registration details. The current super clearing house service will still be available

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Compliance burden fears about SMSF ‘real-time’ reporting allayed by ATO

Along with the new transfer balance cap that was introduced from July 1 this year, the ATO indicated in the recent past that more “events-based” reporting will be required for it to adequately deal with the evolving SMSF regime. It has now announced, after it conducted detailed consultation with the SMSF sector, that its implementation

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