24 Aug 12 On large super fund trustees
MEMBER 177 writes:
"Once again, I asked a client to chase his super fund [a large fund with an APRA licensed trustee that is a wholly owned subsidiary of a large life company] for the usual Acknowledgement Letter re his super contributions for 2011-12 (after he had already given them the ATO Notice of Intent to Claim Form).
He received a letter acknowledging the contributions, but not an acknowledgement of receipt of a valid notice of intent to deduct contributions as required by s 290-170 ITAA 1997. I said that the letter isn't worth the paper it is written on for claiming a tax deduction for super - he said 'well that's the only letter [they] could write'.
Happens every year - Does the ATO chase the trustees of big funds to the same extent as it chases Mum and Dad? NO."