Will you be paying and reporting your staff’s super contributions correctly from 1 July 2015?

Is your payroll/super software SuperStream ready? Employers will be required to use SuperStream to send contribution data and make payments electronically (using e-commerce standards) for all their staff. The ATO can impose administrative penalties for those failing to comply with the new SuperStream standard.

All superannuation funds (including self-managed super funds) must only accept contributions electronically, in accordance with the SuperStream standard. The following three key e-commerce details must be provided to employers:

  • your super fund’s Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • your super fund’s bank account, for receipt of contribution payments (BSB and account number)
  • an electronic service address, for receipt of a contribution data message

If the above information is not provided to the employer, then employers will be forced to remit the super guarantee contribution (9.5% for 2015 income year) into the employer’s default fund.

Should you have any questions or would like to know more regarding SuperStream, please do not hesitate to contact us.

*Correct as of June 2015

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