With a goal to strengthen and future proof the superannuation industry, the Federal Government passed significant reforms affecting superannuation in December of last year, with majority of measures commencing from 1 July, 2017.

One of the most significant changes includes the introduction of a $1.6 million transfer balance cap, which will place limits on the amount an individual can transfer into the tax-free earnings retirement phase. The measure is also applied to death benefit income streams.

For those making non-concessional contributions, from 1 July you will be limited to $100,000 per year compared to $180,000 presently. Additionally, the annual concessional contribution cap will be lowered to $25,000 a year for all individuals, which greatly reduces the amount of money you are able to contribute to superannuation from 1 July.

While these are just a few examples of some of the major changes coming into effect from 1 July, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to navigating these changes and a regular review of your personal affairs and planning for your future is paramount.

To help shed light on what changes are in store and appropriate next steps to take, local accounting and financial services firm, Crowe Horwath, will be running a free lunchtime seminar where its wealth and superannuation specialists will discuss the changes and provide a strategic overview of opportunities to maximise retirement planning now and post 1 July.

The event runs on Wednesday, 10 May, from 12.00pm to 2.00pm at Crowe Horwath’s offices in Toowoomba, with a complimentary lunch provided. Seating is strictly limited and registration is essential. You can secure your spot at this complimentary event by registering online.



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