Tech Files: Contribution Standards

Superannuation and change often go hand in hand and in recent years there have been significant developments regarding the acceptance and taxation treatment of contributions. Nonetheless, the tax concessions from contributing to superannuation continue to provide an incentive to save for one’s retirement, especially through a self managed superannuation fund (SMSF).

From 1 July 2017, significant changes have been made to contribution caps that affect all individuals and more restrive rules have been introduced about when contributions can be made, specifically linking contributions to an individual’s Total Superannuation Balance (TSB) which will be discussed. These changes support Government policy which is to ensure these concessions are targeted appropriately and to encourage people to save for retirement gradually. 

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