When you retire, you can choose to withdraw a lump sum or receive a regular income stream from your super – or a combination of the two.
A retirement income stream can be a simple and tax-effective way of receiving a regular income using your super savings. You can generally choose how much you receive and how often, depending on the type of retirement income stream.
Your income payments from super are tax-free if you’re aged 60 and over.
With account based pensions, you can choose how your money is invested and any investment earnings you receive (including capital gains) are generally tax-free.
If you’ve got an annuity or defined benefit pension, the payments are usually guaranteed for a fixed period of time or life.
For account based pensions:
1. If you have one of these pensions you should consult your provider about the specific rules relating to that pension.
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