STP extended to small employers from 1 July 2019

Legislation to extend Single Touch Payroll (STP) to smaller employers, from 1 July 2019, has passed the Parliament.

Single Touch Payroll is a new system for employers to report payroll and superannuation information. Previously only larger employers (20 or more

Employers could be sent to jail for not paying superannuation

Employers who don’t pay Superannuation Guarantee could be sent to jail under changes to the law in a Bill passed through the Parliament.

The Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4) Bill 2018 has passed both houses of Parliament and

Jail for employers not paying Super Guarantee Bill doesn’t go far enough

A Government Bill, which may become an Act in early 2019, has been welcomed but also criticised for not doing enough about unpaid superannuation.

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures No.4) Bill 2018 could result in employers going to jail for

Jail for employers not paying super guarantee may pass Parliament today

Legislation which could result in employers who don’t pay Superannuation Guarantee being sent to jail may pass Parliament today – the last sitting day for 2018.

Update: The House of Representatives has adjourned, seemingly without voting on the amendments –

Superannuation Bills largely stalled in Senate ahead of winter break

With Parliament having risen for the long winter break many of the Government’s superannuation Bills remain stalled in the Senate, with some not even being debated yet in 2018

ASIC fee-for-service Bills

The Bills to change ASIC towards a fee-for-service

Bill to increase Super Guarantee underpayment penalties passes House

A Bill to increase the penalties for employers not complying with their Super Guarantee obligations could become law by the end of the week.

The Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4) Bill 2018, which increases penalties for SG

Prison sentences for Super Guarantee non-compliance “not justifiable”

Prison sentences for failing to meet Superannuation Guarantee obligations are “not justifiable”, says the Tax Institute.

Treasury has been consulting on tougher Super Guarantee rules. The draft legislation includes a new power for the ATO – to give a direction

Single Touch Payroll start dates should be pushed back: Tax Institute

Employers have not been given enough time to prepare for Single Touch Payroll, and the start dates should be pushed back at least one year, says the Tax Institute.

Single Touch Payroll is a new system for employers to report

Government does 180-degree turn on Super Guarantee penalties

The Government has done a 180-degree turn on penalties for employers who don’t pay the required amounts of Superannuation Guarantee on time, going from winding back penalties to increasing them – including prison time.

The Government has introduced to Parliament