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Super contributions

Even small extra amounts paid into your super now could give you tax benefits and make a big difference to your retirement payment.

Most wage and salary earners already receive super payments from their employer through Superannuation Guarantee (SG) contributions. Those payments, which are currently 10.5% (for financial year 2022/2023) of ordinary income, can go a long way towards building a lump sum to help fund your retirement.

But there are other ways to put money into your super including from your pre-tax salary (sometimes called salary sacrifice), your after-tax income, or as a spouse contribution. Your Brighter Super Accumulation account is flexible, so you can make regular payments or lump sum contributions – with no entry or exit fees.

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If you are employed, your employer will already be contributing into your superannuation. If you can afford it, there are several ways to make additional contributions and grow your retirement savings.

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Salary sacrifice

By arranging with your employer to pay extra into super you could pay less income tax and help your super grow faster.

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Personal contributions

Anybody aged under 75 can make personal contributions to super either as a lump sum or regular payments. Most people can also claim a tax deduction for their contribution.

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Spouse contributions

You can help your partner grow their super by making a spouse contribution. Depending on your income, you may also benefit from a tax offset.

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Help for low-income earners

Lower income earners may qualify for a $500 income tax offset. There’s also a government co-contribution of up to $500 for lower income earners who make personal contributions to super.

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Downsizer super contributions

From 1 January 2023, people aged 55 and over have been able to make a contribution to super of up to $300,000 from the proceeds of selling their home.

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Saving for a first home

The First Home Super Saver (FHSS) Scheme lets you use your Brighter Super account to help grow a house deposit. Under the scheme, you can contribute up to $50,000 to super and later withdraw the contributions to put towards the deposit on a home

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Contribution limits

There are tax concessions for putting money into super, but only up to certain limits, called caps. 

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Like to learn more about your super contribution options and what they mean for your personal situation? Let us know and one of our advisers will be in touch.
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Consolidate your super

Save on fees and hassles by bringing all your accounts across to Brighter Super.

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Use our retirement income calculator to get an idea of your future finances.

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