04 Mar 11 On excess super contributions
MEMBER 30 writes:
"We have a client who was charged excess super contributions tax for the 2007-08 year based on a salary sacrifice contribution being paid on 2.7.07 (first working day of new financial year) when it was supposed to be paid on previous Friday (29.6.07) for reasons which had nothing to do with the taxpayer and everything to do with banks. It meant that the contributions for the 2008 year included an amount that actually 'belonged' to 2007. We objected and ATO said 'so sad, too bad' - or words to that effect. Disgraceful!"