Increased Focus on Super Guarantee Complience

Regardless of the current economic situation, employers must continue to pay super for their eligible employees, casuals, part-timers, directors and contractors engaged wholly or principally for labour.

The ATO's compliance activities are focused on helping employees make sure they receive their correct super entitlements.

In 2009 the ATO received 18,664 complaints from employees and reviewed the superannuation guarantee compliance of more than 20,000 employers.

While most employers are doing the right thing, the ATO are taking firm action against those employers not willing to comply with their superannuation guarantee obligations. For example, the ATO work with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in making sure employers meet their superannuation guarantee obligations before deregistration.

In 2010-11 the ATO will continue their focus on ensuring employers meet their superannuation guarantee obligations. They will also continue their data-matching activities to identify employers at high risk of not meeting their obligations.

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