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Build your spouse's super

Did you know you can top up your spouse’s super fund to build their retirement savings?

Spouse contributions involve making a contribution to your spouse’s super fund.

Some of the benefits of making spouse contributions include:

  • You may receive an 18% tax offset on super contributions of up to $3,000 if your spouse earns less than $37,000.
  • You may also qualify for a partial tax offset if your spouse earns between $37,000 and $40,000 and your contribution was under $3,000.
  • You can grow the super balance of your spouse and therefore grow your super as a couple.
  • Accumulate wealth by investing in a tax-effective environment.

You can also split your employer super contributions with your spouse. Contribution splitting can only be done after the end of the financial year. Local Government Super can guide you through the process. Just call us on 1300 LGSUPER (1300 547 873) between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

See our fact sheet Spouse Contributions for more detailed information.


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