Recent changes to superannuation include superannuation guarantee changes and downsizer contribution age changes.
Super guarantee contribution due date for June 2022 quarter
The due date for employers to make super guarantee contributions for their employees for the June 2022 quarter is 28 July 2022. Note that the super guarantee rate in relation to salary and wages paid on or before 30 June 2022 is 10%.
Employers that do not pay an employee’s superannuation guarantee amount on time (and to the right fund) are liable to pay the ‘superannuation guarantee charge’ (‘SGC’). The SGC is more than the superannuation amount that is otherwise payable for the employee and is not tax deductible.
As we reported last month, the super guarantee rate increases to 10.5% in relation to salary and wages paid on or after 1 July 2022 (even if they are paid in relation to work performed before that date).
Note also, contributions received by superannuation funds after 30 June 2022 will not be deductible in the 2022 income year, even if they are made in relation to work performed during the 2022 income year.
Downsizer contributions age changes from 1 July 2022
From 1 July 2022, people aged 60 years and over will be eligible to make downsizer contributions of up to $300,000 per person ($600,000 per couple) from the sale proceeds of their home into their super. For downsizer contributions made prior to 1 July 2022, eligible individuals must have been aged 65 years or older at the time of making their contribution.
Eligible downsizer contributions do not impact or count towards the member’s concessional or non-concessional super contribution caps.
During the 2022 Federal election, the previous Coalition Government announced it would support a further reduction to the downsizer eligibility age to 55 years. However, this announcement has not become law. Accordingly, contributions received on or after 1 July 2022 from members who are 55 to 59 will:
- be ineligible for treatment as downsizer contributions
- generally count towards either the member’s non-concessional or concessional superannuation contributions caps.
If you have any questions in relation to recent changes to superannuation, please contact our team on 03 9708 8801 or email email@example.com for further information.
Please Note: Many of the comments in this publication are general in nature and anyone intending to apply the information to practical circumstances should seek professional advice to independently verify their interpretation and the information’s applicability to their particular circumstances. The information contained within this document is of a general nature only and neither represents nor is intended to be personal advice on any particular matter. Robinson Voss Partners (RV Partners) strongly suggests that no person should act specifically on the basis of the information in this document, but should obtain appropriate professional advice based on their own personal circumstances.