There are a number of ways you can grow your super to make a positive difference to your lifestyle in retirement.
If you are, or have been employed, you should make the most of employer’s contributions by:
- checking your employer’s super guarantee contributions are paid into your fund
- letting us know if you have unpaid super from your employer
- keeping track of your super and search for any lost or ATO-held super.
To actively grow your super, take steps to investigate:
- a salary sacrifice arrangement with your employer
- making your own personal contributions
- checking if you ‘re eligible for government contributions
- transferring money from foreign super accounts.
Your spouse may also be able to make a contribution to your super.
Limits or caps apply on the amounts that can be contributed to your super each financial year. If you go over these caps, you may have to pay extra tax.
Find out about:
- Super from your employer
- Unpaid super from your employer
- Adding to your super
- Keeping track of your super
- Maximising your super
- Super contributions – too much can mean extra tax
- MoneySmart.gov.auExternal Link – to access financial guidance and tools, including super estimators
- Getting your super started
- Withdrawing and using your super
- Temporary residents and super
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. Please consider whether the information is appropriate to your circumstance before acting on it and, where appropriate, seek professional advice.