8th Jun 2019

How to claim tax offset up to $540

Spouse superannuation contributions & tax offset up to $540

Under the current 2018-19 tax rules, you may be able to claim an 18% tax offset on super contributions up to $3,000 that you make on behalf of your non-working or low-income-earning spouse. You can contribute more than $3,000, but you won’t receive the spouse contribution tax offset on anything above $3,000.

If your spouse receives $37,000 or less in assessable income, then you can access the maximum tax offset of $540, provided an after-tax contribution of at least $3,000 is made. The tax offset is then progressively reduced until the tax offset reaches zero for spouses who earn $40,000 or more in assessable income in a year.

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