A quick summary of the more relevant highlights from the Budget that may affect our clients:

  1. Super Caps increases
Changes to Superannuation thresholds from 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022
Transfer Balance Cap$1.7M
Concessional Contribution Cap$27,500
Non-concessional Contribution Cap$110,000 or $330,000 over 3 years
Superannuation Guarantee10%
Government Co-contribution ($500)Lower income threshold: $41,112 – Upper income threshold: $56,112


  1. Superannuation proposed changes:
  • Downsizer contribution can be made from age 60 – This will allow an after-tax contribution of up to $300,000 per person when selling the family home to boost retirement savings
  • Eligibility to make NCCs under the bring forward rule – Individuals aged 67-74 will be able to make NCCs using the bring-forward rule. Currently, the bring-forward rule can only be triggered if a person is aged under 65 on the prior 1 July.
  • Work test for contributions abolished for those aged over 67 when making non-concessional super contributions or salary sacrificed contributions
  • Removal of $450 monthly threshold for compulsory super, extending SG to more employees
  • SMSF Residency requirements relaxed from 1 July 2022
  1. Taxation:
  • Extension of tax offset for the Low and Middle-Income Tax Offset (LMITO) worth up to $1,080 has been extended to cover 2021/22 FY.
  • Medicare levy surcharge and private health insurance thresholds unchanged
  • Personal and business tax: Low and middle income tax offset retained for 2021/2022
  • Continuation of instant asset write off programs (purchase before 30/06/2023)
  1. Home ownership proposals:
  • First Home Super Saver Scheme (FHSSS) – The Government will increase the maximum amount of voluntary super contributions that can be released under the FHSSS from $30,000 to $50,000. *The amount of voluntary contributions in a financial year remains limited to $15,000
  • Family Home Guarantee for single parents – This provides pathway to home ownership to support single parents with dependents, regardless if you’re a first home buyer or a previous owner-occupier, with a deposit as little as 2%
  • New Home Guarantee – Specifically for first home buyers seeking to build/purchase new home with a deposit as little as 5%
  1. Social security and aged care:
  • Changes made to remove Childcare subsidy cap to provide more support to high income earners and families with multiple children in care.
  • Pension Loan Scheme (PLS) – Increased flexibility of this PLS to allow access up to two lump sum advances in any 12 months period up to a total value of 50% of maximum annual rate of aged pension. The government will invest a total of $17.7 billion on aged care reform over 5 years.

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