Spouse contributions are a great a way to help grow your spouse’s super
You may also be able to claim a tax offset on the super contribution.
A spouse contribution is a voluntary (after-tax) contribution made to your spouse’s super account. By making a contribution to your spouse’s super, not only are you helping them – you can also receive a tax offset (up to $540) for doing so.
You can contribute to MTAA Super for your spouse or your spouse can make contributions for you. A tax offset of 18% for spouse contributions of up to $3,000 is available if your spouse earns less than $13,800 in a financial year (including reportable fringe benefits and reportable super contributions). If your spouse has assessable annual income of less than $10,800, you may be eligible for the maximum rebate of $540. To be eligible, your spouse must be under age 70 and must meet a ‘work test’ if they are age 65 or over.
Any contributions you make for your spouse will count towards their after-tax (non-concessional) contribution limit (not yours).
Note: We can’t accept spouse contributions if we don’t have your spouse’s TFN.
For more information about making a spouse contribution, call us on 1300 362 415.
The definition of spouse includes your legal husband or wife or de facto and can be a same gender partner.
Spouse contributions can only be accepted if the spouse is aged less than 70. If your spouse is 65 years or over, they must meet the work test.
Is there a contribution limit?
Any contributions you make for your spouse will count towards their after-tax (non-concessional) contribution limit and not yours.
For more information about making a spouse contribution, refer to the Super Guide or call us on 1300 362 415.
Note: From 1 July 2017, the spouse’s upper income threshold will be increased to $40,000. In addition, the tax offset will be available for any individual whether married or de facto contributing to a recipient spouse whose income is up to $40,000.
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