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The ATO has published a factsheet entitled "Bilateral social security agreements (provisions on double superannuation coverage) - explanation of agreement with Norway". The bilateral agreement started on 1 January 2007. It applies to people who have been sent to Australia or Norway for work before this time, but only for superannuation contributions (or equivalent) made on or after 1 January 2007.

The agreement only applies in circumstances where double superannuation coverage would otherwise arise. Double superannuation occurs where an employer or employee are required to make superannuation contributions under both the Australian and Norwegian laws in respect of the same work undertaken by the employee.

The agreement addresses the problem of double superannuation coverage by exempting the employer/employee from the need to make superannuation contributions in the country to which the employee has been temporarily sent to work.

For a copy of the factsheet, go here

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