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Super guarantee: are you ready for ATO crack down?

Mannions Business Services - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The ATO is increasing its efforts to crack down on employers who fail to make quarterly superannuation guarantee (SG) contributions of 9.5% on behalf of their employees. If you are an employer, regardless of whether you run a small or large business, now might be a good time to review your SG obligations before the ATO comes knocking. If a shortfall is discovered, simply rushing to make extra super contributions will not always be the best course of action. In fact, it can result in a double liability, so careful planning is required for dealing with any identified problems.  more here...

Super Guarantee Increases

Mannions Business Services - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

On 1 July 2014, the next of the incremental increases to super guarantee will come into effect. The change will lift the super guarantee rate from 9.25% to 9.50% for the 2014/2015 financial year. The super guarantee rate is then proposed to increase until reaching 12% on 1 July 2019.  more here...

SuperStream Delayed

Mannions Business Services - Wednesday, June 04, 2014

The Government has announced that superannuation funds have until 1 July 2015 to implement the new SuperStream contributions data standards. This is an additional year as the measures were proposed to be implemented from 1 July 2014.  more here...

SuperStream and Your SMSF

Mannions Business Services - Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Government has introduced a number of measures to streamline the payment of superannuation contributions and rollovers of benefits called SuperStream. SuperStream is designed to have the information on movements of superannuation money move electronically with the money and replace cheques, letters and forms.   more here...

Increased Super Contribution Cap For Over 60s

Mannions Business Services - Monday, July 15, 2013

An increased $35,000 concessional cap on super contributions applies to people aged over 60 from the 1st of July 2013. If you're over 60, now is the time to review salary sacrifice arrangements if you found the previous lower cap was restricting how much you wanted to contribute to superannuation. The increased cap also applies to people over 60 making personal concessional contributions. The concessional superannuation contribution cap for those under 60 remains unchanged at $25,000.  more here...

Super Guarantee for Over 70s

Mannions Business Services - Thursday, June 06, 2013

The current maximum age limit of 70 years old for Super Guarantee contributions will be removed effective 1 July 2013. Employers are now required to make Super Guarantee contributions on behalf of all the eligible employees regardless of their age. So, now it’s time for employers to review the salary package of their older employees to include the super contributions. Similarly, older employees should approach their employers to discuss this new component of their remuneration they are entitled to.  more here...

Super Guarantee Increases

Mannions Business Services - Tuesday, May 28, 2013

On 1 July 2013, the first of the proposed incremental increases to super guarantee will come into effect. The change will lift the super guarantee rate from 9% to 9.25% for the 2013/2014 financial year. The super guarantee rate is then proposed to increase every year until reaching 12% on 1 July 2019.  more here...


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