Overview of legislative changes in 2021

Your Future, Your Super reforms come into effect

From 1 November 2021, the final part of the Your Future, Your Super reforms will come into effect. These reforms aim to make sure super funds continue to work in their members’ best interests, while helping people make more informed decisions about their super. Read more.
 

Reduction in minimum pension withdrawals extended

The government has reduced the minimum amount you can withdraw from your retirement pension for another year. Read more.

Super bring-forward rules now apply to more people

More people can make up to three years’ worth of non-concessional contributions in the same financial year, with the age limit increasing from under 65 to under 67. Read more.

Compulsory SG contributions have risen 

The contributions your employer is required to make into your super fund, under the super guarantee, increased to 10% of your before-tax income on 1 July 2021. Read more.

Super contribution caps have gone up

The caps on concessional and non-concessional super contributions increased on 1 July 2021, meaning you may be able to put more money into super if you choose to. Read more.

Transfer balance cap increased to $1.7 million

The amount of super savings that can be transferred to a retirement pension increased from $1.6 million to $1.7 million on 1 July 2021, but not for everyone. Read more.

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