From this year, lost super accounts will be closed and transferred to the ATO more quickly than before. Inactive accounts of “uncontactable” members will be transferred to the ATO if the balance is less than $2,000 (up from $200). Inactive accounts of “unidentifiable” members will be transferred to the ATO after 12 months of inactivity (down from 5 years). An account only requires 12 months with no contributions or withdrawals to be classified as inactive. There is currently around $17 billion in 3.4 million lost super accounts. You can check for lost super with the ATO’s SuperSeeker service.