Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
A person may apply to the Commissioner for the Commissioner to issue a certificate under this section (an employer shortfall exemption certificate ) to the person in relation to:
(a) a specified employer of the person (which must be an employer of the person at the time the application is made); and
(b) a specified quarter in a specified financial year. 19AB(2)
(a) must be in the approved form; and
(b) must specify the employer, the quarter and the financial year; and
(c) must be made on or before the day that is 60 days before the first day of the quarter. Issuing of certificate 19AB(3)
The Commissioner may issue the employer shortfall exemption certificate if the Commissioner is satisfied that:
(a) if the certificate is not issued, the person is likely to have excess concessional contributions (within the meaning of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 ) for the financial year (whether or not issuing the certificate would prevent that result); and
(b) if the certificate is issued, at least one other employer of the person is likely to have an individual superannuation guarantee shortfall for the person for the quarter that:
(i) is greater than nil; or
(c) it is appropriate in the circumstances to issue the certificate. 19AB(4)
For the purposes of paragraph (3)(a), the Commissioner is to have regard to any other employer shortfall exemption certificate that has been issued, or is proposed to be issued, in relation to the person and a quarter in the financial year. 19AB(5)
For the purposes of paragraph (3)(b), the Commissioner is to have regard to any other employer shortfall exemption certificate that has been issued, or is proposed to be issued, in relation to the person and the quarter. 19AB(6)
For the purposes of paragraph (3)(c), the Commissioner may have regard to:
(a) the effect that issuing the employer shortfall exemption certificate is likely to have on the person ' s concessional contributions (within the meaning of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 ) for the financial year; and
(b) any other matter that the Commissioner considers relevant. 19AB(7)
A person who is dissatisfied with a decision of the Commissioner under subsection (3) may object against the decision in the manner set out in Part IVC of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 . 19AB(8)
The Commissioner may not vary or revoke an employer shortfall exemption certificate. 19AB(9)
An employer shortfall exemption certificate is not a legislative instrument.
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