ATO-held super refers to super money the ATO holds for you. This includes amounts paid by employers, super funds or the government on your behalf.
Generally, super money will be transferred to the ATO from super providers for any of the following:
- unclaimed super money
- super guarantee amounts paid to the ATO by employers
- inactive low-balance accounts
- super co-contribution amounts
- low income super contribution amounts.
Find out if you have ATO-held super
You will need a myGov account linked to the ATO.
Once logged in select ‘super’, here you can find and choose to transfer your super.
If you are eligible (eg. retired or reached aged 65 years) you may be able to have the amount transferred directly to you.
If you have any queries please feel free to contact our office.
Author: Renee Larsen This article appeared in our December 2019 newsletter