Do the superannuation reforms affect me?

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June 1, 2022
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Article published by RJS Wealth Management Pty LtdThe May 2016 budget announced key superannuation (super) changes that have come under much scrutiny. With a few subsequent amendments, the Bill was put before parliament in late November and has now been passed. These new measures were designed to improve the sustainability, flexibility and integrity of Australia’s super system, most of which come into effect from 1 July 2017.

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The key measures:

  • Introducing a $1.6 million transfer balance cap which limits the amount that can be transferred to the retirement phase, where earnings are tax-free. This measure will also apply to death benefit income streams. Click here to read more.
  • Reducing the concessional contributions cap to $25,000 for all taxpayers and introducing a concessional contributions catch-up regime for those with total super balances of less than $500,000. Click here to read more.
  • Reducing the non-concessional contribution cap to $100,000 pa (or $300,000 under the bring forward provisions), limiting the ability to make NCCs to people who have a total superannuation balance of less than $1.6 million and introducing transitional rules for those who triggered the bring forward rule prior to 1 July 2017. Click here to read more.
  • Increasing the annual income threshold from $10,800 to $37,000 for eligibility for the spouse contribution tax offset. Click here to read more.
  • Abolishing the anti-detriment payment. Is the death tax back? Click here to read more.
  • Removing tax exempt earnings for transition to retirement income streams. Click here to read more.
  • Lowering the threshold for Division 293 tax to an annual income of $250,000. Click here to read more.

Superannuation can be complicated. To find out how these and other superannuation reforms affect you, what action you should take or to simply ask a question, contact an RJS Wealth Management Professional on 1300 256 526. In many circumstances, it may be ideal to take action now.This blog has been prepared by RJS Wealth Management Pty. Ltd. ABN 24 156 207 126. RJS Wealth Management Pty. Ltd. is a Corporate Authorised Representative (No. 438158) of Modoras Pty. Ltd. ABN 86 068 034 908 an Australian Financial Services and Credit Licensee (Number 233209). The information and opinions contained in this blog is general information only and is not intended to represent specific personal advice (Accounting, taxation, financial, insurance or credit). No individuals personal circumstances have been taken into consideration for the preparation of this material. Any individual making a decision to buy, sell or hold any particular financial product should make their own assessment taking into account their own particular circumstances. The information and opinions herein do not constitute any recommendation to purchase, sell or hold any particular financial product. Modoras Pty Ltd recommends that no financial product or financial service be acquired or disposed of or financial strategy adopted without you first obtaining professional personal financial advice suitable and appropriate to your own personal needs, objectives, goals and circumstances. Information, forecasts and opinions contained in this fact sheet can change without notice. Modoras Pty. Ltd. does not guarantee the accuracy of the information at any particular time. Although care has been exercised in compiling the information contained within, Modoras Pty. Ltd. does not warrant that the articles within are free from errors, inaccuracies or omissions. To the extent permissible by law, neither Modoras Pty. Ltd. nor its employees, representatives or agents (including associated and affiliated companies) accept liability for loss or damages incurred as a result of a person acting in reliance of this publication.

June 1, 2022

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