Top 10 Super Lists

SuperGuide regularly publishes Top 10 lists on important superannuation topics.

In this special section, you can find all of our Super Top 10 lists, including super checklists, super wish-lists, features on super contributions and investment performance, and special rules for over-65s and special rules for over-50s.


You can also find Top 10 lists on running a pension, DIY super rules, annuities and lots more.

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Set out below are all SuperGuide articles explaining Top 10 Super Lists.

Tax deductible super contributions: Meeting the 10% income test   Super Guide

Q: I work for myself but I also have a part-time job. I have been told that even though I receive SG from my part-time employer, I can also make tax-deductible super contributions. Is that true? And if it is true, how does it work?

Superannuation Guarantee: 10 facts about your SG entitlements   Super Guide

If you work as an employee, and you satisfy certain minimum requirements, your employer must pay Superannuation Guarantee (SG) contributions on your behalf, to a super fund.

Concessional contributions caps: 10 facts you should know   Super Guide

We receive many questions about the concessional contributions caps. Throughout 2014, SuperGuide, as always, will regularly update readers on any proposed changes to the contributions caps (and other super changes), and the implications of such changes on super strategies.

Oops! Top 10 SMSF boo boos   Super Guide

The ATO has published the top 10 compliance mistakes that SMSF trustees make when running their self-managed super funds.

For over 65s: Ten super tips when making contributions   Super Guide

You can make superannuation contributions up to the age of 74, and these can be concessional (before-tax) or non-concessional (after-tax) contributions. If you’re aged 65 or over, then you must satisfy a work test if you intend to make super contributions.

Salary sacrificing and super: 10 facts you should know   Super Guide

Salary sacrificing, by making before-tax superannuation contributions, is a popular strategy for employees on middle-to-high incomes.

Bring forward rule: 10 facts you should know   Super Guide

I receive a lot of questions from readers seeking information about how the non-concessional (after-tax) super contributions rules work; in particular, how the bring-forward rule works.

Superannuation tax refund: 10 things you should know   Super Guide

In the 2014 Federal budget, the Coalition government confirmed that it is repealing the Low Income Super Contribution. Under the draft legislation, the LISC will be payable for the 2012/2013 year only.

Adieu Mr Abbott! 10 super ways to lose the next election   Super Guide

Call me naïve, but after each Federal election I always hope (not believe) that politicians will keep to their word, especially about such iron-clad promises as no new taxes, and no changes to the Age Pension.

Financial advice: Only 31 (10 + 12 + 9) independent financial advisers in Australia   Super Guide

This article is updated regularly when new financial advisers join the independence club. A financial adviser does not have to be a member of the IFAAA to join the SuperGuide list, provided they can declare that they satisfy the requirements of being an independent adviser.