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Savings strategy for over 55s

Posted on 10 February '15 by , under General News.

If you are over the age of 55 and are still earning income through employment, then you may be able to make significant tax savings using the transition to retirement scheme.

When you use the transition to retirement strategy, you have two superannuation accounts. One account receives your employer’s contributions and any additional contributions that you make (concessional or non-concessional). The other account is your retirement income account, where you place a portion of your savings and pay yourself a pension.

The advantages to this strategy are that you can enjoy the tax benefits of making contributions to your superannuation while drawing on a tax-free pension from your retirement income account. You can use the transition to retirement strategy to grow your nest egg or to reduce the number of hours that you work without impacting your income.