November 2011 Newsletter
Super guarantee charge is a valid tax - says High Court
A market research company has been unsuccessful in its constitutional challenge in the High Court against the validity of the superannuation guarantee charge. The High Court had unanimously held the charge to be valid tax. In doing so, the High Court also affirmed an earlier Tribunal's finding that market research interviewers were "employees" of the company for superannuation guarantee purposes, and not independent contractors.