SBSCH and SMSF bank account validation

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With the year-on-year growth in the number of SMSFs in Australia, the ATO is finally rolling out a extra security feature for SMSFs that use the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH) in terms of bank account validation. 

Briefly, the SBSCH is a free, online superannuation payments service that small businesses can use to pay their super contributions in one transaction. It is designed to simplify the process of making superannuation contributions on behalf of employees. The service is available to small businesses with 19 or fewer employees or businesses with an annual aggregated turnover of less than $10 million. 

The SBSCH is part of ATO online services and allows employers to meet their superannuation guarantee obligations easily. By using the clearing house, employers can make a single electronic payment to the SBSCH, which then distributes the funds to each employee’s super fund or SMSF. This service helps reduce the time and paperwork associated with superannuation contributions for multiple employees across different super funds.