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Government co-contributions

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Get a super top-up from the Government.

How does it work?

If you make a personal after-tax contribution to your super, the Government may add up to $500 to your account. This is known as a 'co-contribution'.

May be suitable if…

You earn1 less than $52,697 p.a. in 2018/19, of which at least 10% comes from your job or a business.

What are the benefits?

  • Grow your super.
  • Receive a co-contribution of up to $500.

How is the co-contribution calculated?

  • To qualify for the maximum co-contribution of $500 in 2018/19 you need to contribute $1,000 and earn1 $37,697 or less.
  • You may receive a lower amount if you contribute less than $1,000 and/or earn between $37,697 and $52,697.

Case study

Ryan, aged 40, is employed and earns $35,000 p.a. He wants to build his retirement savings and can afford to invest $1,000 a year.

He decides to make a personal after-tax super contribution. By using this strategy, he’ll qualify for a co-contribution of $500. That’s a return of 50% on the amount he invested.

 

Important things to consider

1. Includes assessable income, reportable fringe benefits and reportable employer super contributions.

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