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Superannuation changes from 1 July 2017.

Updated: Oct 12, 2021


Important Superannuation changes from July 1 2017

Did you know changes are happening to Australia's super system from 1 July 2017?

There are changes coming to super from 1 July 2017 that will affect super contributions and the way super and retirement income is taxed. Your employees may be affected, so it is critical to prepare now.

These changes are designed to make the system fairer and sustainable and to help you start planning your retirement income early. While you may not be affected by these changes now, it is important to be aware of these changes for your future. If you think you will be affected, please consider seeking financial advice or visit the ATO for more information.

How will these changes affect my e-PayDay Product?


Despite these changes to super, this will not affect our products and e-PayDay will have the exact same functionality. As long as you are up-to-date with our software, you will have the same access to our readily available support and prompt updates. We will help you meet your payroll and SuperStream obligations together.

Will the super changes affect my employees?


Do any of your employees earn less than $40,000?​

  • New low income super tax offset (LISTO) From 1 July 2017, eligible individuals with an adjusted taxable income up to $37,000 will receive a LISTO contribution to their super fund.

  • Change to tax offset for super contributions The Spousal income threshold will increase, meaning more people will be eligible to claim the tax offset

Are they making extra contributions to their super?

  • Change to non-concessional contributions cap From 1 July 2017, the annual non-concessional contribution cap will be reduced from $180,000 to $100,000 per year

  • Change to personal super contributions deductions From 1 July 2017, the 10% maximum earnings condition will be removed.

  • Innovative retirement income stream products From 1 July 2017, the government will remove these barriers by extending the tax exemption on earnings in the retirement phase to innovative products, such as deferred lifetime annuities and group self-annuitisation products.

  • Change in eligibility for co-contributions

Are they approaching retirement?

  • Change to concessional contributions cap From 1 July 2017, the concessional contributions cap is $25,000 for everyone.

  • Change to transition-to-retirement income streams From 1 July 2017, the government will remove the tax-exempt status of earnings from assets that support a TRIS.

  • New transfer balance cap for retirement phase accounts From 1 July 2017, there is a limit on how much of your super you can transfer from your accumulation super account(s) to tax-free ‘retirement phase’ account(s) to receive your pension income.

Do they earn over or close to $250,000?

  • Change to Division 293 income threshold From 1 July 2017, the government will lower the Division 293 income threshold to $250,000.

Have they taken time out of the workforce or do they work part-time?

  • New carry-forward of unused concessional contributions

  • Change to tax offset for super contributions

  • Removal of anti-detriment payment From 1 July 2017, the government is removing this provision and super funds will no longer be able to claim this deduction.

  • Innovative retirement income stream products From 1 July 2017, the government will remove these barriers by extending the tax exemption on earnings in the retirement phase to innovative products, such as deferred lifetime annuities and group self-annuitisation products.

  • Change in eligibility for co-contributions

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