Making spouse contributions helps couples to save for retirement and take advantage of super tax concessions.
If your spouse earns an annual income of $37,000 or less a tax offset of up to $540 is available. All you need to do is make a personal contribution to your spouse’s account of at least $3,000 into a complying super fund, such as EISS Super.
The tax offset amount will gradually reduce for income above this amount and completely phases out when your spouse’s annual income reaches $40,000.
Your spouse must be under age 65 or aged 65 to 69 and meet the work-test to be eligible to receive this contribution.
Please note, you will not be entitled to the tax offset when your spouse receiving the contribution:
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