Changes to Super

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31 / May / 2013


Law Central’s newsletter offers a good summary of the good, the bad and the ugly of recent proposed changes to the superannuation system.

The good is the increase in concessional caps.  From 1 July 2013 taxpayers over 60 will have their concessional tax increased to $35,000, and this is extended to taxpayers over 50 from 1 July 2014.

The bad (at least for the wealthier among us) is that earnings on superannuation income streams over $100,000 will now be taxed at 15% rather than being tax free.

The ugly is that excess concessional contributions will now be taxed the same way as non-concessional contributions.

We are reminded that none of this is yet law.

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