25 Feb 10 All super funds must lodge income tax returns
The ATO has advised that apart from those self-managed super funds (SMSFs) specifically not required to lodge a return as per the lodgment program, it is compulsory for all Australian resident superannuation funds to lodge an income tax return from their establishment date regardless of their income.
Non-resident funds that derive income that is taxable in Australia must also lodge a return other than those whose only income is subject to certain pay as you go (PAYG) withholding rules.
If a super fund has wound up, a final income tax return must be lodged.
Agents cannot lodge a return not necessary (RNN) or further return not necessary (FRNN) advice for a superannuation fund. Any RNN requests made through the electronic lodgment service (ELS) or the Tax Agent Portal will not be processed.