Rosny Park accountant logo
P. 03 6244 5144 | E. Client loginRosny Park accountant
Rosny Park accountant

Proposed measures to increase retirement savings 

Currently, people aged 65 to 74 can only make voluntary superannuation contributions if they meet the ‘work test.’ This means they must report themselves to be working a minimum of 40 hours over a 30 day period within the financial year to qualify.

The government has proposed that from 1 July 2020, individuals aged 65 and 66 will be able to make voluntary concessional and non-concessional superannuation contributions without meeting the work test. This approach will enable participants nearing retirement to increase their superannuation savings regardless of their working arrangements.

As well as this, the government also proposes to increase the age limit for receiving spouse contributions from 70 to 74, to be implemented on 1 July 2020. Currently, people aged 70 and over cannot receive any contributions made by another person on their behalf, and the change will give older Australians greater flexibility to save for their retirement.

Hobart accountant OFFICE LOCATION

Suite 4, 1st floor
30 Bayfield Street
ROSNY PARK TAS 7018

Hobart accountant MAILING ADDRESS

PO BOX 526
ROSNY PARK TAS 7018

Hobart accountantGET IN TOUCH

Phone: 03 6244 5144
Fax: 03 6244 5065
Email: info@alomesfinancial.com.au