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  • When to request stapled super fund details

    As of 1 November 2021, there's an extra step your NFP organisation may need to take to comply with the choice of super fund rules. If a new employee doesn't choose a super fund, most employers will need to request the employee's 'stapled super fund' details from us to avoid penalties.

    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.

    When a new employee starts, you need to:

    • offer eligible employees a choice of super fund
    • request stapled super fund details using Online services for business if your new employee doesn't choose a super fund. This includes employees you don't need to offer choice to such as:
      • temporary residents
      • employees covered by an enterprise agreement or workplace determination made before 1 January 2021.
    • pay super contributions, into one of the following:
      • the super fund they choose
      • the stapled super fund we provide you if they haven't chosen a fund
      • your default fund (or another fund that meets the choice of fund rules) if you cannot pay into the two above.

    Before you can request an employee's stapled super fund details, you or your authorised representative will need to submit a Tax file number declaration or a Single Touch Payroll event to establish an employment relationship.

    For more information, our webcast gives a step-by-step guide on how to request your employee's stapled super funds. If you're unable to request these details, read our guide of available solutions to ensure you meet the choice of fund rules.

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    Last modified: 01 Nov 2021QC 67224