Plant the seed for your future self

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Couple in the backyard

Plant the seed for your future self

 

Growing your super with voluntary contributions is much like growing a garden


After you plant the seed or make a contribution, they both take time, patience and care to blossom. Taking small actions today can help grow your super to its full potential and make a big difference for your future.

Contributing to super? Make sure you submit your payment via BPAY or Direct Debit using the Rest App by 3pm, 23rd June 2020. The payment needs to reach Rest's bank account by 30th June 2020 and you will also need to consider your banks processing time-frame. You can find your BPAY details in Member Online or on your last statement. Alternatively use Direct Debit or BPAY available in the Rest App.


 

How can I make it grow?

It’s as simple as adding a little extra of your income to your super after you get paid (after tax), on top of what your employer pays. You can add a few dollars each payday or make one off payments – it’s really up to you!

Ways to top up

BPay

BPAY®

Make one-off or regular payments from your bank account

 

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Direct Debit

Direct Debit

Make one off or monthly contributions from your bank account in the Rest App.

 

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Payroll Deduction

Ask your employer to make regular payments from your after-tax pay

 

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Things you should know

Contributions caps

There are limits or ‘caps’ as to the amount of after-tax contributions you can make each financial year, the annual cap for after-tax contributions is $100,000 for 2020-21. However, if your total super balance is over $1.6 million on 30 June of the year before the relevant financial year, you won’t be able to make any after-tax contributions1. Visit rest.com.au/facts or visit the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) website for more information on caps.

If you’re under age 65 and your total super balance on 30 June 2020 is less than $1.6 million, you can bring forward up to three years' worth of contributions. The amount you can bring forward will depend on your total super balance and when you triggered the bring-forward rule. For more information on the bring-forward rule, see our Super facts & figures.

Exceeding the caps

Contributions that exceed these limits attract additional tax, you can find out more info on the ATO's website.

Want some tax back?

You may be able to claim a tax deduction for your after-tax contributions that you made during the year. You can do this by submitting a 'Notice of intent to claim or vary a deduction for personal super contributions' to Rest before the end of the financial year. The after-tax contributions that you claim as a deduction will count towards your concessional contribution cap and they will be subject to contributions tax.  You can find details about eligibility on the form, or for more information, see the ATO's website.

With our help and advice on your side, it’s easier to feel confident about your financial future. Have a chat with a Rest Adviser2 and see how you could get your contributions working harder.

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1. If you are aged between 67 and 74 you need to meet a work test to make this type of contribution. Visit rest.com.au/facts more information on work test and work test exemption.

2.Rest financial advice is provided by Rest Advisers as authorised representatives of Link Advice Pty Ltd ABN 36 105 811 836 AFSL 258145