Category: Contributions

Simple super now super complicated

Simple super now super complicated

It has been 10 years since the Simple Super Reforms were brought in on 1 July 2007. A decade later the “Simplified Superannuation” system has become a labyrinth of legislation….

I’m an ex-pat, what can I do with my superannuation?

I’m an ex-pat, what can I do with my superannuation?

These days there are many Australian ex-pats living around the world and there is often confusion surrounding what happens to their super when they leave Australia. Generally speaking, when a…

2017 Federal Budget and Year End Tax Planning

2017 Federal Budget and Year End Tax Planning

Government delivers stability in 2017-18 Federal Budget Stability and confidence for superannuation is the good news coming out of the 2017-18 Federal Budget. With SMSF members still working through the…

Are you ready for the 1 July 2017 super changes?  Part 4: I want to trigger my 3 year bring forward NCC cap – how much can I contribute?

Are you ready for the 1 July 2017 super changes? Part 4: I want to trigger my 3 year bring forward NCC cap – how much can I contribute?

As part of the superannuation reforms announced in last year’s Federal Budget, both concessional and non-concessional contributions caps will be reduced significantly from 1 July 2017. In this month’s article,…

Accessing your super – special circumstances

Accessing your super – special circumstances

SMSFs have strict rules on when super monies can be withdrawn from the fund, most commonly when a member satisfies a form of retirement. However, special conditions apply should a…

Are you ready for the 1 July 2017 superannuation changes?

Are you ready for the 1 July 2017 superannuation changes?

Last month saw the changes to superannuation in the May 2016 Federal Budget passed and receiving Royal Assent. They are now law. A summary of the final superannuation reforms is as…

Are you ready for the Government’s superannuation changes?

Are you ready for the Government’s superannuation changes?

On Wednesday 9 November 2016 the Government introduced its superannuation legislation which makes changes to the superannuation laws it originally announced in the 2016 Federal Budget. Most of these changes…