Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992

PART 3 - LIABILITY OF EMPLOYERS OTHER THAN THE COMMONWEALTH AND TAX-EXEMPT COMMONWEALTH AUTHORITIES TO PAY SUPERANNUATION GUARANTEE CHARGE  

SECTION 24   CERTAIN BENEFIT CERTIFICATES PRESUMED TO BE CERTIFICATES IN RELATION TO COMPLYING SUPERANNUATION SCHEME  

24(1)   [Trustee's statement that scheme operated in accordance with fund conditions]  

Subject to subsection (4), a benefit certificate that has effect in relation to a superannuation scheme (being a scheme to which an employer has contributed for the benefit of an employee) for the whole or a part of a quarter is, for the purposes of section 22 , conclusively presumed, in relation to the employer, to be a certificate that has effect in relation to a complying superannuation scheme for the whole, or that part, as the case may be, of the quarter if:


(a) within 30 days of the starting day in relation to that certificate, the employer obtains a written statement, provided by or on behalf of the trustee of the scheme, that the scheme:


(i) is a resident regulated superannuation fund within the meaning of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 ; and

(ii) is not subject to a direction under section 63 of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 ; and

(iii) has not been subject to such a direction at any time since the beginning of the day on which the benefit certificate is expressed to take effect; or


(b) in an earlier quarter, the employer has obtained a statement of the kind referred to in paragraph (a).

24(2)   [Trustee's statement obtained after 30 days of commencement of period]  

Subject to subsection (4), a benefit certificate that has effect in relation to a superannuation scheme (being a scheme to which an employer has contributed for the benefit of an employee) for the whole or a part of a quarter is, if the employer obtains a statement of the kind referred to in paragraph (1)(a):


(a) within the quarter; but


(b) later than 30 days after the starting day in relation to that certificate;

for the purposes of section 22 , conclusively presumed, in relation to the employer, to be a certificate that has effect in relation to a complying superannuation scheme for the period commencing on the day on which the employer obtains the statement and ending on the last day of the quarter.

24(3)  
(Omitted by No 82 of 1993)

24(4)   [No presumption if employer has grounds to believe that scheme in breach of conditions]  

A presumption relating to a benefit certificate under subsection (1) or (2) is not, in relation to an employer and a superannuation scheme, effective in respect of any period for which the scheme is not a resident regulated superannuation fund within the meaning of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 or is operating in contravention of a regulatory provision, as defined in section 38A of that Act if, in that period:


(a) the employer:


(i) is the trustee or manager of the scheme; or

(ii) has an association, within the meaning of section 318 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 , with the trustee or the manager of the scheme; and


(b) the employer has reasonable grounds for believing that the scheme is not a resident regulated superannuation fund within the meaning of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 or is operating in contravention of a regulatory provision, as defined in section 38A of that Act.

24(4A)   [Application of s 39 of SIS Act]  

Section 39 of the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 applies for the purposes of subsection (4) of this section in a corresponding way to the way in which it applies for the purposes of Division 2 of Part 5 of that Act.

24(5)   [ " starting day " ]  

In this section:

starting day
means:


(a) in relation to a benefit certificate that has effect in relation to a superannuation scheme for the whole of a quarter - the first day of the quarter; or


(b) in relation to a benefit certificate that has effect in relation to a superannuation scheme for a part of a quarter - the first day in the quarter for which the benefit certificate has effect.


 

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