Get ASX Price


Liability limited by scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

Latest News
Hot Issues
Budget 2020 - A very comprehensive break down.
Budget 2020 - Fact Sheets
Budget 2020 - At a Glance, Overview, Outlook
Temporary home office expenses shortcut extended again
JobKeeper extension – changes implemented
JobKeeper Participants – are “workers”
Commissioner registers updated JobKeeper alternative tests
Varying Pay As You Go (PAYG) Instalments
Reminder of Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS)
September update of latest COVID-19 initiatives.
ATO JobKeeper 2.0 guidance surfaces
Expats Return to Australia – Travel Expenses
Profession to be relied on for post-JobKeeper turnover certificates
Update of Superannuation contribution rules from July 1, 2020
Expats & COVID-19 Impacts on tax residency
Economic recovery could be slower than anticipated: RBA
High Court rules in favour of employers on personal leave accruals
JobKeeper Phase 2 - Latest Update
Payroll Tax 2020 concessions and JobKeeper
High alert issued over myGov tax time scam
Extended director penalty regime to catch out ‘zombie companies’
SG amnesty deadline - 7 September
‘Hundreds’ to be contacted in ATO early super compliance blitz
90,000 SMEs to benefit from new JobTrainer program
Work Related expenses – 2020
Articles archive
Quarter 3 July - September 2020
Quarter 2 April - June 2020
Quarter 1 January - March 2020
Quarter 4 October - December 2019
Quarter 3 July - September 2019
Quarter 2 April - June 2019
Quarter 1 January - March 2019
Quarter 4 October - December 2018
Quarter 3 July - September 2018
Quarter 2 April - June 2018
Quarter 1 January - March 2018
Quarter 4 October - December 2017
Quarter 3 July - September 2017
Quarter 2 April - June 2017
Quarter 1 January - March 2017
Quarter 4 October - December 2016
Quarter 3 July - September 2016
Quarter 2 April - June 2016
Quarter 1 January - March 2016
Quarter 4 October - December 2015
Quarter 3 July - September 2015
Quarter 2 April - June 2015
Quarter 1 January - March 2015
Quarter 4 October - December 2014
SG amnesty deadline - 7 September

 

Small businesses have been urged to disclose historical superannuation guarantee shortfalls ahead of the fast-approaching SG amnesty deadline.

 



       


With just over a month to go before the SG amnesty deadline of 7 September, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has urged businesses to self-correct historical SG non-compliance dating from 1 July 1992 to 31 March 2018.


“Payment plans are available to small businesses unable to pay the lump sum amount owed, so long as they get on the front foot and make contact with the ATO, before the September 7 deadline,” said ASBFEO Kate Carnell.


“However, only payments made before September 7 will be eligible for the tax deduction benefit.


“To qualify for the amnesty, employers have to come forward voluntarily, without direct prompting from the ATO and agree to pay all employee entitlements plus interest.”


Despite the disruption caused by COVID-19, the government has remained silent on whether it would extend the SG amnesty deadline.


The accounting profession had previously called for the amnesty period to be extended, arguing that it has now encountered its “worst-case scenario” in coinciding with the coronavirus-induced downturn.


A joint submission from professional bodies has since called on the ATO to extend the SG amnesty deadline by a further six months to 7 March 2021.


Ms Carnell reiterated the amnesty will give small businesses a chance to ensure they are compliant “because all Australian workers deserve to be paid the entitlements they are owed”.


“If you don’t disclose unpaid super under the amnesty and you are found to have been non-compliant, you will face a minimum penalty of 100 per cent of the superannuation owed, have to pay $20 administration fee per employee per quarter and you cannot deduct any payments made,” she said.


 


 


Tony Zhang 
28 July 2020
accountantsdaily.com.au


 




14th-August-2020
 

Agostinelli Perlen
Phone: (03) 9654 2022 // Fax: (03) 9654 2044 // Email: info@agpe.com.au

Disclaimer | Privacy Statement