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Federal Budget 2017

10 May 2017

The Federal Budget 2017 contained three items affecting super and retirement:

  • Allowing over-65s to contribute proceeds from downsizing their family home into super. This means an individual could contribute up to $300,000 as an after-tax contribution into their super.
  • A First Home Super Saver Scheme, to help first home buyers build a housing deposit via voluntary contributions into their super. This proposal would allow individuals to contribute up to $15,000 a year (up to a maximum of $30,000 over multiple years) to be used for a¬†deposit for their first home.
  • Reinstatement of the Pensioner Concession Card for those impacted by the asset test changes introduced in January 2017.¬†

To find out more - including when these changes will take effect - see the Federal Budget 2017 update.

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