New employee super set up changes from 1 November 2021
There's a change coming soon that means to comply with 'choice of fund' rules you might need to do something extra when a new employee starts to work for you.
Currently, if a new employee doesn't choose their own super fund, you can pay super contributions for them to your default fund.
From 1 November, if you have new employees start and they don't choose a specific super fund, you may need to request their 'stapled super fund' details from the ATO or through your tax practioner.
A stapled super fund is an existing account which is linked, or 'stapled' to an individual employee, so it follows them as they change jobs. This change aims to reduce the number of additional super accounts opened each time they start a new job.
You'll be able to request stapled super fund details for new employees using Online services for business through the ATO portal.
Read more here.