Superannuation contributions are a no-brainer at this time of year. You can make a lump sum contribution to your super that’s tax deductible (up to a maximum of $25,000).
This is ideal if you’re looking to lower your taxable income and especially helpful if you’ve got a capital gains tax event this financial year.
Sarah has a taxable income from her business of $175,000. She also sold some cryptocurrency during the year and made a taxable gain of $30,000. The gain has brought Sarah’s taxable income into the top rate of tax (47%). Yikes!
If Sarah made a lump sum contribution into her superfund of $25,000 before 30 June, she would save $11,750 in tax.
Granted her superfund will have to pay $3,750 tax on the contribution going into the fund but she is still $8,000 better off in tax! Plus the money is now in a low tax environment.
𝐓𝐈𝐏 𝐎𝐅 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐃𝐀𝐘: If you have a bumper year and find yourself paying the top rate of tax, it might be a great time to consider making a super contribution and let the tax man boost your retirement funds.
Just be careful as the maximum cap of $25,000 includes super that your employer may have also paid for you.
Note: the superannuation cap is increasing from $25,000 to $27,500 next financial year.
I’ll let you in on a not so well known strategy in tomorrow’s post, where you could potentially use the maximum super cap of two years in one year.
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