Technically Speaking: Super Decision – Pension or Lump Sum?

This edition covers the ATO’s view on the re-classification of pension payments into lump sums once the pension payment has been received by a member. 

This issue of Technically Speaking, written by the Association’s Technical Manager, Mary Simmons:

  • Unpacks how the superannuation and tax laws interact to outline the issues that must be considered before withdrawing a lump sum;
  • Outlines some advantages of paying amounts in excess of the minimum pension as a partial commutation;
  • Reinforces the importance of satisfying the minimum pension drawing requirements;
  • and much more…

The contents of this resource are taken to be correct at the time of publication.

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