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How employers can implement stapling

Published on 23 Sep 2021

If employers have new staff start on or after 1 November 2021, they may need to request their ‘stapled super fund’ details from the ATO if they don’t nominate a fund for their super guarantee contributions. 

A stapled super fund is an individual’s existing super account which is linked to them and follows them as they change jobs.

The ATO website outlines employers’ obligations to request stapled super fund details.  In summary, they may need to request stapled super fund details when:

  • a new employee starts on or after 1 November 2021
  • they need to make super guarantee payments for that employee, and
  • the employee is eligible to choose a super fund but doesn’t.
Here are the steps employers need to follow for new employees: 

For more detailed information about employer obligations around stapling and super, visit the ATO website: Request stapled super fund details for employees.

If employers don't meet their choice of super fund obligations, additional penalties may apply.