A quick visit to the MyGov website will help you discover if you have any lost or forgotten superannuation accounts.

Small business owners could be among the many Australians who have missing superannuation accounts.

As at 30 June 2017, there were about 6.3 million lost and unclaimed superannuation accounts in Australia holding $18 billion of funds, according to the ATO.

That includes $14.1 billion of lost super and $3.8 billion of unclaimed super held by the ATO.

ATO assistant commissioner Debbie Rawlings said small business owners could keep track of their super, find lost super or combine super accounts through the MyGov website.

“Over the past four financial years we’ve reunited 1.68 million accounts worth $8.12 billion with the account owner, and there’s plenty more to be found,” she said.

“Once you have linked your myGov account to ATO online services, you will be able to view all your super account details, including any that have been lost or forgotten, and you can choose to claim or transfer your super online.”

Ms Rawlings said that while the number of people with multiple accounts has been falling, there are still almost 2.3 million Australians with three or more super accounts.

A ‘lost’ superannuation account is one where the super fund has lost contact with the owner.

By law, ‘lost’ super accounts are eventually transferred to the ATO, when they are then classified as ‘unclaimed’.