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Employer obligations: Superannuation Contributions – Myth busting

The Australian Taxation Office amnesty for unpaid superannuation ended on 7 September 2020.  Based on the work Alex Bevacqua, Biya Sun and Prath Balasubramaniam have done with corporate clients, human resource managers, payroll officers and legal counsel still have a fundamental misunderstanding in relation to their superannuation obligations for workers and service providers (both employees and … Read more

Super Alert – 2 October 2020

Welcome to this week’s issue of the KHQ Super Alert. APRA has clarified the interaction of JobKeeper payments and the work test for personal contributions, and provided a reminder to trustees about SPS 515 compliance. ASIC has announced that Victorian-based financial advisers will obtain some small relief from non-compliance with certain obligations. APRA – work … Read more

The Carter case: disclaimer finally works!


Posted By and on 28/09/20

The recent Full Federal Court decision in Carter v FCT  [2020] FCAFC 150 (Carter), reported at 2020 WTB 37 [[]], highlights the important issues to be considered in the management of trust distributions and where appropriate, disclaimers. These issues are generally brought into acute focus in ATO audits. In Carter, significant defects in the distribution … Read more

Super Alert – 11 September 2020

Welcome to this week’s issue of the KHQ Super Alert. This week the Federal Court determined that documents produced in accordance with ASIC notices will not attract legal professional privilege in some circumstances, and the ATO updated its guidance in relation to wind-up obligations for APRA-regulated funds. Parliament – Economics Committee hearings On 10 September … Read more