Individual - Significant developments

Last reviewed - 29 June 2023

Under the superannuation guarantee (SG) scheme, which requires employers to contribute a certain percentage of an employee's earnings base, subject to limited exceptions, to a registered superannuation fund or retirement savings account on behalf of the employee, from 1 July 2022, the SG percentage is 11% (up from 10.5%) and will remain so until 30 June 2024, at which time it will increase to 11.5%. See the Other taxes section for more information.

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) continues to run its high wealth private groups tax performance programme, which covers Australian resident individuals who, together with their associates, control wealth of more than 50 million Australian dollars (AUD). The aim of this programme is to provide greater assurance to the community that high wealth private groups are paying the right amount of tax. It also has a Personal Income Tax Compliance Program, which focuses on non-compliance and addressing emerging areas of risk, such as deductions relating to short-term rental properties. See the Tax administration section for more information.