Help your spouse, help your tax
Spouse contributions are a great way to make sure that your partner’s super doesn’t suffer if they are working reduced hours, on maternity or paternity leave, unable to work, or on a lower income.
Not only do spouse contributions help boost your partner’s super, but you may be eligible for an 18% tax offset on contributions of up to $3,000 made in a financial year. The maximum tax offset is $540. To get the tax offset your partner must be:
- your spouse – you must be living together in a married or de facto relationship (including same sex couples)
- earn less than $37,000 in the financial year you make the contribution
- an Australian resident; and
- under 65 years of age, OR under 70 and still working.
To find out more about spouse contributions and how you can make one, call us on 1800 757 607.