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Superannuation is changing, are you ready?

Your comprehensive guide to all the upcoming superannuation changes.

 

Australia’s superannuation and pension rules are changing once again from 2017, and this time almost every worker and retiree will be affected to greater and lesser degrees.

 

In this detailed special report, we explain every change announced and also provide general advice on what steps can be taken beforehand, especially regarding the more complex changes on the way. It’s your essential super guide.

 
 

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SuperAdvice

Australia’s superannuation and pension rules will change once again from July 1, 2017, and this time almost every worker and retiree will be affected. SuperAdvice will explain these changes and help you to maximise your super, whether you’re accumulating for retirement or you’re already there.

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Our analysts have achieved a 13.9% average annual return on all buy recommendations over the past 15 years*. That’s a 3.7% outperformance of the All Ords Accumulation Index over the same period. Joining will give you full access to all of our stock recommendations, including the current buy list.

 

 
 

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If you have general questions about superannuation, tax or investing, we will answer them. With a team of over 20 financial experts, equity analysts, researchers, economists, and journalists, we answer members’ questions daily. As a member, you’ll also have access to our entire archive of Q&As.

 
 
 

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How can I maximise how much money I put into super this financial year?

Until 30 June, we're still operating under the ‘current’ rules. And those allow for concessional contributions (where someone is claiming a tax deduction for the contribution) of $30,000 for... Join now for the full answer.

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How much can I get into super next financial year?

Both CCs and NCCs are going to be cut from 1 July.

Everyone who is able to make CCs will have the same limit of $25,000 a year. There will be no larger allowance for older Australians... Join now for the full answer.

 
 

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With the new restrictions, should I borrow to get money into super before 30 June?

In some limited circumstances, this might be a good idea, yes.

Normally, the answer to the general question of borrowing money to put into super is a ‘no’. It... Join now for the full answer.

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 I have a TTR pension. What happens to them on 1 July?

This will be the first time in Australian history that a pension fund is taxed.

Transition to retirement (TTR) pensions have, until 30 June, been taxed the same as all pension funds. That is, the assets supporting a pension are not taxed... Join now for the full answer.

 
 

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What happens if I’ve got more than $1.6 million in my current pension fund?

You're going to need to roll a portion of that out of the pension fund. The most you are allowed to have to start your super pension on 1 July is $1.6 million.

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I've got a government defined pension. Does that count towards the $1.6 million transfer balance cap?

Yes. Essentially, multiply whatever your annual defined benefit (DB) pension pay is by 16. And that is what counts towards your TBC.

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