Superannuation and Age Pension changes from July 2021
Happy new (financial) year!
In this special edition we’ve updated all SuperGuide articles covering the key rules, regulations, rates and thresholds for the 2021-22 financial year. We also highlight the major changes that take place from 1 July 2021.
- SUPER RULES: The last few months have produced a flurry of legislation and rule changes due to kick off on July 1, with many new opportunities to boost your retirement savings. This includes increases in the Super Guarantee, transfer balance cap and annual contributions caps, an extension of the bring-forward measure to people aged 65 and 66 and a continuation of lower minimum pension drawdowns. Six-member SMSFs are finally a thing and last but not least, the phasing in of the Your Future, Your Super reforms.
- SUPER CONTRIBUTIONS GUIDES: Our guides to the newly-increased concessional and non-concessional contributions, plus co-contributions, SG, LISTO, Division 293 and MSCB have all been updated for 2021-22.
- AGE PENSION: The thresholds for the assets tests, income tests and deeming all increase on 1 July 2021, which means that more Australians can receive a full or a higher part Age Pension. The eligibility age for the Age Pension is also increasing by 6 months.
2021-22 SUPER CONTRIBUTIONS GUIDES
COMING UP: Look out for our super contributions strategies coverage in SuperGuide’s July 2021 newsletter