Super changes

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There are significant changes to superannuation from 1 July 2017. Are you aware of what these changes mean to you? Some of the changes require preparation now and some may affect you in the future.

National Seniors Financial Information Desk explains some of the changes:

1. Concessional ContributionsRead more >

2. Non Concessional ContributionsRead more >

3. Income Stream Transfer CapRead more >

4. Transition to RetirementRead more >

5. Pension Transfer Balance CapRead more >

6. Anti-detriment payments abolishedRead more >

7. Spouse contribution tax offset threshold increase - Read more >

8. Personal deductible contributionsRead more >

9. Low income super tax offsetRead more >

10. Earnings tax exemption extended to deferred income stream products - Read more >

11. Death benefit from income streamsRead more >

To debunk some of the misconceptions surrounding the reforms, The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has outlined five of the most frequently asked questions to help retirees prepare for and better understand the changes ahead. Click here to find out more.

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) have also put together some videos with finance expert Peter Switzer outlining the practical steps Australians need to take and busting some of the common myths about the super changes.

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National Seniors members can access free independent financial information from the National Seniors Financial Information Desk (FID).  Call us now on 1300 020 110. FID is an independent, confidential service funded by National Seniors Australia that aims to improve the investment information available to older Australians. Their role is to arm people with up-to-date independent information that will assist them in making those big decisions prior to and in retirement.

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