From 1 November 2021, if you have new employees start, you may have an extra step to take to comply with choice of fund rules if they don’t choose a super fund. You may now need to request their ‘stapled super fund’ details from the ATO.
A stapled super fund is an existing super account which is linked, or 'stapled', to an individual employee so that it follows them as they change jobs.
If you don't meet your choice of super fund obligations, additional penalties may apply.
The change aims to reduce account fees by stopping new super accounts from being opened every time an employee starts a new job.
What you need to do from 1 November 2021
You may need to request stapled super fund details when:
- your new employee starts on or after 1 November 2021
- you need to make super guarantee payments for that employee, and
- your employee is eligible to choose a super fund but doesn’t.
If you are unsure or need help contact Positive Traction Bookkeeping.