Boost your super

Boost your super covers how much your employer must pay into your superannuation fund, how much you can contribute, the tax-free bonus the Government gives you, contribution strategies and everything you need to know about making personal superannuation contributions.

Boost your super also has special sections on Superannuation Guarantee (SG), Co-contributions and Salary Sacrifice


Below are some of our key Boost your super articles:

Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining Boost your super.

Superannuation Guarantee increased to 9.5% for 2014/2015 year, then stalls for 7 years

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From 1 July 2014, the Superannuation Guarantee rate increased to 9.5% (from the 9.25% that applies for the 2013/2014 year). Based on advanced legislation currently before parliament, the SG rate will remain at 9.5% for 7 years, increasing to 10% from July 2021, and eventually to 12% from July 2025 … [Read more...]

Super tax refund for lower-income earners continues for 4 more years, then axed

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SUPERGUIDE ALERT: The Coalition government is repealing the Low Income Super Contribution: due to parliamentary negotiations to secure passage of the repeal of the Mineral Resource Rent Tax, the government has extended the LISC for 4 more years. Under the legislation likely to be passed by … [Read more...]

Still wanted: all independent advisers in Australia

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More than five years ago, SuperGuide embarked on a long and arduous mission. We decided that we wanted to find every independent financial adviser in Australia, and to give these advisers an opportunity to let SuperGuide readers know that they exist. For the past 5 years, we have published a list … [Read more...]

Super for beginners, part 24: Do I have to withdraw my super when I turn 65?

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Q: I retired, sold my large house, downgraded, invested spare money and one month after I invested, I lost $50,000 just like that. I would like to know whether I can keep my super going beyond age 65, maybe to age 67 to help recoup my losses on my outside investment? A: I’m very sorry to read … [Read more...]

Super funds gain 1.2% for month of July 2014

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The median superannuation growth fund gained 1.2% in value for the month of July 2014 (reinforcing the strong return of 12.8% for the 2013/2014 year), according to rating company Chant West. Australian shares and Australian listed property delivered the best returns for the month. Warren Chant, … [Read more...]

Top 10 performing super funds for 2013/2014 year, and for past 10 years

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The latest investment returns are great news for Australian super fund members, and for Australian super funds! The investment performance results for the 2014 financial year (1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014) delivered another double-digit return, and the strong result means the fifth consecutive … [Read more...]

Investment performance: We’re the best super fund. No, we’re the best…

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Note: Every few months or so, we update this article with the latest performance data on superannuation funds (and pension funds) issued by SuperRatings, SelectingSuper, ChantWest and the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). This article contains the latest data for investment … [Read more...]