Uttam Jha

Is it Illegal to not pay super ?

Can a small business avoid paying super for say 6 months or so ?


2 Answers

Shaun Farrugia

Shaun Farrugia , Director at Optimised Accounting

Hi Uttam,Businesses need to pay employees super at least every three months. Whilst you could not physically pay super for 6 months it is against the law.The official time frame is as follows:July - September - Payable by 28 OctoberOctober - December - Payable by 28 JanuaryJanuary - March - Payable by 28 AprilApril - June - Payable by 28 July.The penalties for not paying super by these dates are fairly stiff. With SuperStream becoming mandatory from July 1 I'd be expecting that the ATO will start monitoring this a lot more carefully in the very near future. Hope this helps,Shaun

Uttam Jha

Uttam Jha , Owner at Tyche Infotech Pty Ltd

Thanks Shaun - Noted :)... read more
Thanks Shaun - Noted :)
Melanie Gray

Melanie Gray , Managing Owner at MyCL (My Computer Lab)

Not all employees need to pay super.It is illegal not to pay super to those entitled for super in Australiahttps://www.ato.gov.au/business/super-for-employer...