Super Guarantee Amnesty Webinar

Applying the one-off amnesty in practice

Recorded 23 March 2020

Individual Recording

FPA accreditation: 22920
Total CPD hours: 1.25
0.75 Regulatory compliance & consumer protection
0.25 Client care & practice
0.25 Technical competence

One-off opportunity to fix historical SG problems
What to do and when to do it
Avoid higher penalties that apply if you don’t use the amnesty

Parliament has finally passed legislation introducing an amnesty which allows employers to self-correct historical superannuation guarantee (SG) issues. The amnesty provides relief from some of the harsh outcomes that normally apply when SG obligations are not satisfied.

Given the complexity of the SG system and how difficult it can be to determine whether a worker is an employee, there are likely to be many businesses who have SG problems but don’t know it yet.

Crucially, the amnesty period will end six months after the legislation receives Royal Assent. This means that practitioners and clients have very little time to identify possible problems, determine the correct treatment and take practical steps in order to take advantage of the amnesty.

This webinar will bring you and your team up to speed with how the amnesty actually works and the practical issues that need to be considered when helping clients navigate this one-off opportunity.

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What we cover

The SG amnesty webinar is a step by step guide to working with the superannuation guarantee amnesty in practice.
  • Step-by-step guide to what clients need to do in practice to take advantage of the amnesty
  • What clients will and won’t need to pay when fixing up SG issues under the amnesty
  • Situations when the amnesty won’t apply
  • How the penalty provisions apply to clients who don’t take advantage of the amnesty
  • Common problem areas when dealing with the SG system
  • What happens when catch-up payments cause an employee to breach their contribution cap limits
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Michael Carruthers

Tax Director, Knowledge Shop

Michael oversees the development of the tax team for Knowledge Shop and Hayes Knight in Sydney and is head of the Easton group’s national tax committee.

Michael has a knack for seeing through the complexity and helping practitioners work through highly technical issues with certainty and accuracy. Michael is a member of the advisory panel for the Board of Taxation and was a member of the reference group for the Board’s review of small business concessions.

He was also an expert panel member for the Board’s review of tax impediments facing small business.

Michael Carruthers
Michael Carruthers
Tax Director, Knowledge Shop




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