Retirement on your mind?
As you saw in our previous month’s client video with Steve Fairall, he’s been retired for 2 years and it looks pretty good! Steve says, “there was a stage when we had 4 young kids, we wanted to provide them with a good life in Sydney, help them grow and get well educated whilst also setting ourselves up for the future.”
But there’s a lot of work and strategy that goes into a financially effective retirement.
Let me explain,
As you would know if you meet certain requirements you can add up to $25,000 per year into your superannuation fund as a concessional contribution and up to $100,000 can be added as a non-concessional contribution each year. 1
During the accumulation phase of your superannuation, contributing to your fund can ensure that you will have ample funds held tax effectively during your pension phase. Most people think after you are 65 years old and no longer working that you are unable to make voluntary contributions. However, this is where the strategy comes into play.
It is called the “downsizer contribution”, put simply if you are aged 65 or older and you have owned your principal place of residence for at least 10 years you may be eligible. This means you can make a tax-free contribution into your super of $300,000 and as a couple you can contribute $600,000 irrespective of having a total superannuation balance in excess $1.6 million.
Prime Wealth’s Senior Advisor Angus Rodgers says, “Where it applies, this is an awesome strategy to ensure retirement funds are maximised and invested tax-effectively.”
Still confused or want to know more about this strategy, the tax and social security implications talk to our advisors today on (02) 9415 1511 or email us.
1 This contribution will be considered at 30 June of the financial year in which the contribution is made, when the total superannuation balance is recalculated.
This strategy is not for everyone and has been provided as general information only and prepared without taking into account your financial position, objectives, and needs. You should consider its appropriateness and seek financial advice before making any financial decisions.