Australia: Consultation on payday superannuation implementation

Comments due 3 November 2023

Comments due 3 November 2023

The Department of the Treasury has opened a consultation on the implementation of payday superannuation and a redesigned compliance framework to encourage employers to pay their employees’ superannuation guarantee entitlements as close as possible to payday.

The measure, which was announced in the 2023–2024 federal budget and is known as “payday super,” would require employers to make superannuation contributions on the same day that they pay salary and wages. Subject to the passage of legislation, the measure would become effective 1 July 2026.

Comments are due by 3 November 2023.



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