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Update to current information

New rules applying to superannuation contributions and work test


Documents: Product Disclosure Statements (PDS) and Booklets
PDS: dated 2 June 2022 – Tailored Super Plan
Booklets: dated 2 June 2022 – TSP Additional Information Booklet

 

The government has announced changes to rules that apply to Superannuation Guarantee (SG) contributions, the First Home Super Saver Scheme, Downsizer contributions, work test, and bring-forward contribution rules for after-tax contributions. The table below details the rules applicable before 1 July 2022, which are disclosed in the documents above, and the new rules that apply from 1 July 2022.

 
Change Before 1 July 2022 From 1 July 2022 onwards
You’ll no longer need to earn $450 or more in a calendar month to receive Employer Super (SG) contributions from your employer  A person has to earn at least $450 in a month to be eligible for Employer Super (SG) contributions. The minimum earnings threshold of $450 per month will no longer apply. This means all employees, regardless of how much they earn, are entitled to receive Employer Super (SG) payments into their super accounts.
The withdrawal limit for the First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) is increasing The maximum you can save and withdraw using your super account under the FHSSS is $30,000. The maximum you can save and withdraw is increasing from $30,000 to $50,000.
The age you can make Downsizer contributions is reducing People aged 65 and over can contribute up to $300,000 to their super following the sale of their home. Couples could be eligible to contribute up to $300,000 each.
You will be able to make downsizer contributions from age 60 instead of age 65.
Changes to the work test for people between age 67 and 74 People age 67 to 74 can only make extra super contributions (ie not SG contributions) if they meet the Work Test rules:

The Work Test
To meet the work test you must be employed for at least 40 hours over 30 days. (The 30 days must all be in the same financial year the contributions are made).
You won't need to meet the Work Test when making extra contributions.

Instead, you will only need to meet the Work Test (or work-test exemption) if you claim a tax deduction on personal contributions.
The age you can use the Bring-forward contributions rule is increasing

The bring-forward contributions rule allows you to contribute up to three years of after-tax contributions ($330,000) in any one year if:

  • you're age 67 or younger, and
  • have a total super balance less than $1.48 million
You will be able to use the Bring-forward contributions rule up to age 74 instead of up to age 67.

 

Minimum pension drawdown


Document: Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)
PDS: dated 2 June 2022 – Flexible Income Plan; Transition to Retirement Pension

 

The Product Disclosure Statement above currently disclose that in 2019, the government temporarily reduced the minimum pension drawdown amounts by 50%. This was in response to the economic effect of COVID. The minimum pension drawdown is the minimum amount you must withdraw from your pension account each year. This amount depends on your age and is a % of your total balance.

The government had planned to return the minimum pension drawdown amounts back to pre-COVID levels from 1 July 2022. It has now extended the reduced minimum pension drawdown level for another year. This means the drawdown amounts will stay the same for the 2022/23 financial year.