The good news on superannuation is that the Government has stated that it "will not make any unexpected detrimental changes to superannuation…we won't move the goalposts."
For employers, the Government had flagged that it will slow the phased increase to superannuation guarantee in conjunction with the removal of the mining tax. In addition, the Government intends to give small business the option to remit compulsory superannuation payments directly to the ATO.
For all those concerned about inadvertently breaching the contributions cap, the Government has noted that it will develop a process that addresses all inadvertent breaches of the contribution caps where an individual can show that their mistake was genuine and the error would result in a disproportionate penalty.
For those with a SMSF, there will be a review of minimum pension payment levels.
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Last updated October 2013. This article is provided for information purposes only and should not be used in place of advice from your accountant. Please contact us on 02 9957 4033 to discuss your specific circumstances.
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