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Voluntary employer contributions

Section: 2.8

Voluntary employer contributions are all employer contributions that are not mandatory employer contributions. Examples include salary sacrifice and voluntary employer contributions in excess of an employer's superannuation guarantee obligations, whether of a fixed dollar or percentage amount, or to cover insurance premiums or fees.

Maximum age limits for voluntary contributions

The trustee of a super fund is only able to accept member contributions or voluntary employer contributions if the member is under the maximum age for that type of employer contributions if the member is under the maximum age for that type of contribution (the work test must also be satisfied if the member is aged 65 or over).

Voluntary member contributions made by the member and voluntary employer contributions can only be received where the member is under age 75 at the time of contributions can only be received where the member is under age 75 at the time of contribution.

Mandated employer contributions can be received at any time, regardless of the member's age.

Last modified: Monday, January 8, 2018