Contribute extra to your super from your after-tax salary to help achieve your financial goals for retirement
Making extra payments can help you boost your super and may help you enjoy a more comfortable retirement.
Putting aside extra money for your retirement, no matter how small the amount, can make a big difference. So it’s worth thinking about personal contributions (often called voluntary contributions) which are made into your super account from your after-tax income.
What are the benefits?
Making personal (voluntary) contributions on top of employer contributions can make a difference to your lifestyle in retirement.
After-tax contributions are those you make from your take home pay (once income tax has been deducted).
You can also make after-tax contributions as a regular direct debit from your bank account, as a lump sum amount or as a series of contributions. As these contributions come from your after-tax pay, they are not taxed when received.
How do I contribute?
To make after-tax contributions to your MTAA Super account you can:
Make a direct payment to MTAA Super via BPAY or EFT. For details, login to your account via Member SuperSite.
Ask your employer to deduct amounts directly from your after-tax salary and remit it with their regular super contributions.
Is there a contribution limit?
There are limits to the amount of after-tax (non-concessional) contributions you can make. You can contribute:
up to $180,000 each financial year, or
up to $540,000 over a three-financial year period, if you're under age 65.
These caps apply to each individual, not per fund.
Note: From 1 July 2017, the limits will be reduced to $100,000 each financial year or up to $300,000 over a three-financial year period, if you’re under age 65. In addition, you will be unable to make any non-concessional contributions if your balance exceeds $1.6 million at the start of a financial year.
If you are over 65, you must still meet the work test before you are eligible to make any after-tax contributions.
Note: You can only make after-tax (non-concessional) contributions to your account if you have provided us with your Tax File Number (TFN).
For more information, refer to the Super Guide or call us on 1300 362 415.
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