Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999
This section applies if:
(a) a payment (the Commissioner ' s payment ) is made to a fund under subsection 20H(2) , (2AA) or (2A) in accordance with a person ' s direction; and
(b) the superannuation provider for the fund has not credited the payment to an account for the benefit of the person by the time (the repayment time ) that is the end of the 28th day after the day on which the Commissioner ' s payment was made.
[ CCH Note: S 20M(1) will be amended by No 118 of 2020, s 3 and Sch 2 item 19, by substituting " paragraph 20H(2)(b) or subsection 20H(2AA) " for " subsection 20H(2), (2AA) " in para (a), applicable in relation to payments of amounts made by the Commissioner on or after 11 December 2021, regardless of when the amounts were received by the Commissioner.]
The superannuation provider is liable to repay the Commissioner ' s payment to the Commonwealth. The repayment is due and payable at the repayment time.
The amount the superannuation provider is liable to repay is a tax-related liability for the purposes of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 . Division 255 in Schedule 1 to that Act deals with payment and recovery of tax-related liabilities.20M(3)
The superannuation provider must give the Commissioner, in the approved form, information relating to the Commissioner ' s payment when repaying it.
The Taxation Administration Act 1953 provides for offences and administrative penalties if the form is not given when it must be or includes false or misleading information: see sections 8C , 8K and 8N of that Act and Divisions 284 and 286 in Schedule 1 to that Act.General interest charge 20M(4)
If any of the amount the superannuation provider is liable to repay under subsection (2) remains unpaid by the superannuation provider after the repayment time, the superannuation provider is liable to pay general interest charge on the unpaid amount for each day in the period that:
(a) starts at the repayment time; and
(b) ends at the end of the last day on which either of the following remains unpaid:
(i) the amount unpaid at the repayment time;
(ii) general interest charge on any of the amount.