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Spouse contributions

How does it work?

If you make an after-tax super contribution into your spouse’s super, you may be eligible for a tax offset of up to $540.

May be suitable if…

  • Your spouse earns1 less than $40,000 p.a.

What are the benefits?

  • Grow your spouse's super.
  • Qualify for a tax offset of up to $540.

How is the spouse offset calculated?

  • To qualify for the full offset of $540 in 2021/22, you need to contribute $3,000 or more into your spouse’s super and your spouse must earn¹ $37,000 p.a. or less.
  • A lower tax offset may be available if you contribute less than $3,000 or your spouse earns more than $37,000 p.a. but less than $40,000 p.a. 

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Important things to consider

1. Includes assessable income, reportable fringe benefits and reportable employer super contributions.

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