25th May, 2015
With the introduction of the government’s SuperStream standards, all super funds, including self-managed super funds (SMSFs), must receive employer contribution data and payments electronically.
You need to collect the following information from employees if you pay into their SMSF:
The trustee of a SMSF will need to set up an electronic service address (also known as an alias) for receiving employer contributions.
They can do this by signing up with a service provider. The ATO website has a list of SMSF messaging service providers you can sign up with.
The good news is, it’s quick and you only have to do it once.
If they don’t receive the details so they can send contributions to your employee’s SMSF electronically, you can request that they complete a standard choice form, so you can meet your superannuation guarantee obligations.
If you don’t receive the standard choice form, you can pay their super into your default fund.
According to the ATO,“SuperStream is mandatory for all employers making super contributions, APRA-regulated funds, and SMSFs receiving contributions.
SuperStream will not affect your SMSF if it:
If you run your own business and pay into your own SMSF, then you are considered a related-party employer.
The latest release of AccountRight lets you easily make super contributions, including contributions to SMSFs, straight from your software.
Sign up from the Payroll area of your software to get started – it’s included in your subscription.
If you have a subscription or cover agreement for MYOB Essentials, AccountEdge or the classic AccountRight on a desktop, you’ll have access to a SuperStream compliant service with your compliance release.