Make spouse contributions 01 Jun 2020

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A maximum tax offset of $540 is available to the contributing spouse for making a $3,000 spouse contribution, where the receiving spouse’s assessable income*, total reportable fringe benefits and reportable employer super contributions is $37,000 or less. The tax offset gradually reduces for income above $37,000 and completely phases out when the income reaches $40,000. The offset also reduces where the spouse contribution is less than $3,000.

This non-refundable tax offset can help the contributing spouse reduce their tax liability.

Note:  A spouse contribution counts as a non-concessional contribution for the spouse receiving the eligible spouse contribution.

Proposed changes

From 2020-21, the Government has proposed allowing spouse contributions to be made where the receiving spouse is under the age of 75 (rather than age 70 as is currently the case). At the time of writing this proposal has not been legislated.
 

* Assessable income in this case excludes assessable FHSS released amounts.  



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Disclaimer and Warning
The information above is of a general nature only.  It should not be used as a source to make financial decisions.  It's also important to note that the legislation and figures related to this topic tend to change regularly and therefore the information above may not reflect the current status.  We recommend that if you are looking for advice on this matter, you should contact us.


 


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