If your spouse has a low income you can receive a tax offset of up to $540 each financial year by adding money to their account. To be eligible for a full offset your spouse must earn $37,000 or less in the financial year you contribute money on their behalf and you must add $3,000 or more. For a partial offset your spouse must earn less than $40,000 in the financial year you contribute money on their behalf. Contributions can be made as a one-off transfer, or a recurring payment.
Keep in mind
If your spouse is over 67, you can only add money to their super if they meet the work test or the exemption applies. To confirm your spouse is eligible, please send us an At work declaration form when you make a payment to their super. You can’t add money to your spouse’s super once they turn 75.
Find out more about eligibility rules from the ATO.
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