checking for unpaid super

24 Feb

Checking For Unpaid Super – The Checklist

Posted at 12:29h

Do you trust that your employer is paying you the right amount of superannuation, just because it says so on your payslip?

Every year, thousands of employers fail to pay their staff the correct amount of superannuation, costing those workers billions of dollars every year. In many instances, it’s an honest mistake and easily rectified. However, there are malicious employers out there who are looking to avoid having to pay you the correct super guarantee.

You may not have realised it either if you are trusting the information on your payslip.

How Do I Check?

Checking for unpaid superannuation is very simple. You can:

  • Call your superannuation fund directly or
  • Check your statement online

If you are unsure of the amount of superannuation owed, you can also contact the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to chase down the unpaid superannuation. They will be able to determine if there has been an offence committed, and will be able to punish them.

However, if a company is going through insolvency proceedings and you haven’t been paid superannuation, it can get a little more tricky. The ATO in this instance won’t pursue the unpaid super, but you will be able to legally pursue the company directors in court.

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