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Six super end of financial year strategies

With June 30 approaching, it's time to make some smart decisions that coudl boost your future retiremetn income - and benefit you financially today!

Build your retirement nest-egg with these six tax-effective end of financial year super strategies*

1. Get more from your salary or bonus

If you are an employee, have you thought about salary sacrificing? you could sacrifice part of your pre-tax salary or bonus into super - and you could potentially reduce the tax you pay by up to 34%.

2. Make tax deductible super contributions

If you're self-employed or don't work, you won't get super from an employer - but that doesn't mean you can't contribute yourself. And if you do, you may be able to claim your contribution as a tax deduction.

This deduction also applies if you're earning less than 10% of your income** from eligible employment and you contribute to your super.

3. Make after-taxa contributions

Do you have an investment in your own name, such as shares, proeprty or a managed fund? If you cash out the investmetn and put the proceeds into super, you could reduce the tax you pay on your investment earnings by up to 34%.

4. Manage your Capital Gains Tax through super

Does less than 10% of your income** come from eligible employment? If you're planning on selling an asset this year - say, a property or shares - and you make a capital gain, you ight want to consider investing some or all of the sale proceeds into your super.

This way, you may be able to claim some or all of the contribution as a tax deduction to reduce the assessable capital gain and the amount of tax you have to pay.

5. Get the government to chip in

If you earned less than $51,020** this financial year, and at least 10% of that amount was from your job or business, you should think about making an after-tax super contribution. if you do, the government may also chip in up to $500.

6. Boost your partner's super - and reduce your tax

if your spouse earns under $13,800 per annum, consider making an after-tax contribution into their super account. Not only will they have a bit more cash put away for life after work, but you may receive a generous tx offset of up to $540.

As us!

We can help you decide on the strategies that work best for you. So get in touch before the financial year ends.

* Super strategies should be used in consideration of contribution caps. Penalties may apply if these caps are exceeded.

** Includes assessable income, reportable fringe benefits, and reportable employer super contributions. Other eligibility conditions apply.

For a confidential discussion with a financial adviser about superannuation, please contact us on 03 9935 5233 to set an appointment at our offices in Normanby Chambers, 430 Little Collins Street in Melbourne CBD.

This information may be regarded as general advice. That is, your personal objectives, needs or financial situations were not taken into account when preparing this information. Accordingly, you should consider the appropriateness of any general advice we have given you, having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs before acting on it. Where the information relates to a particular financial product, you should obtain and consider the relevant project disclosure statement before making any decision to purchase that financial product.

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