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Treatment of Defined Benefit Pensions 1 January 2016 If you have a Federal or State Government Superannuation pension from CSS, PSS, DFRDB, ESS Super, VicSuper or Vision Super and you have a Centrelink benefit, these changes could affect you.
If you want to be sure that your Christmas gift won’t gather dust in a drawer, you can’t go wrong with the gift of money. Before you take out the cheque book, make sure you’re clear about the tax implications of gift-giving.
Super tips in your 50s If you plan to retire in the next 10 to 15 years, you may need to focus more on your super. Consider making extra contributions and reviewing your investment strategy. Be aware that if you make contributions greater than the super contributions caps you will have to pay extra tax.
Superannuation should never be a ‘set and forget’ strategy. The start of a new year is a good time to review your circumstances, and perhaps set some new goals to help boost retirement savings.