Category Archives: Basics about Super

Basics about Super – How superannuation works, by ASIC

There are lots of sites with information – where can you learn about how superannuation works for someone who can be trusted? ASIC the Australian Securities and Investment Commission can help – Here’s some from their site – How super … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – What is Salary Sacrifice Super?

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) tells what is Salary Sacrifice Super– Salary sacrifice is an arrangement with your employer to forego part of your salary or wages in return for your employer providing benefits of a similar value. If you … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Small Business Superannuation Clearing House (SBSCH) – How it can help Small Business

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has a service called the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House, designed to help small business (with less than 19 employees) meet their super obligations as employers. Here is what the ATO site says – The … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Transition to Retirement TTR – How does it work?

A TTR (Transition to Retirement) is a method for topping up your income as you approach retirement. It helps you supplement your work income with a super pension, enabling you to work less or part-time. It is good to see … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Super and Death Benefits – how does it work? (Super Death Benefit)

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) confirms that super is not part of a person’s estate (usually), and the Trustees who control and run a super fund or Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF), determine where the money goes. The ATO site tells … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Employees can choose – Choice of Super Fund

Employers should be aware that employees who are eligible for super in many cases are also be eligible to choose the fund you pay into. But if they aren’t eligible to choose or don’t make a choice, you must pay … Continue reading

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Basics about Super – Basics 6-10 about the Australian Super System

Here are five more basics about the Australian Super system. (For the first 5 Basics 1-5 see last month HERE) 6. Investment Choices – While the big major super funds allow you to choose how you want your money invested by the super … Continue reading

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