Changes to tax-deductible contributions to your super23 March 2017
As part of the 2016/17 Federal Budget measures, the government has changed the rules on who can claim a tax deduction for personal super contributions after 30 June 2017.
The changes will allow more people to make tax-deductible contributions to a taxed super fund, such as GESB Super, while members of untaxed funds, such as West State Super, will no longer be eligible to make these contributions.
Find out below how you may be affected, and what you need to do if you would like to make a personal deductible contribution to your super.
What will change?
Under the Federal Government's new arrangements for tax deductions for personal super contributions, from 1 July:
What this means for you
If you're a West State Super member:
If you're a GESB Super member:
How to make a tax-deductible contribution
If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to West State Super under the current rules, or to make this type of contribution to GESB Super, follow the steps below.
Please note: contributions made to West State Super after our processing deadline in late June may not be eligible for a tax deduction. Our end-of-financial year cut-off dates will be available on this website and in Member Online in the coming weeks.
Where to find more information and help
We understand this is a complex topic. To help you learn more about these changes and what they mean for your super, try these resources:
If you'd like some advice about how these changes affect your contributions, you can: