Second Reading Speeches

Treasury Laws Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Superannuation) Bill 2016

Type
Government
Portfolio
Treasury
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Introduced with the Superannuation (Excess Transfer Balance Tax) Imposition Bill 2016, the bill amends: five Acts to impose a $1.6 million cap on the amount of capital that can be transferred to the tax-free earnings retirement phase of superannuation; the

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
and
Taxation Administration Act 1953
to: introduce additional income tax rules on recipients of certain defined benefit income streams in excess of $100 000 per annum; and reduce the threshold at which high-income earners pay Division 293 tax on their concessional taxed contribution to superannuation to $250 000; the
Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
to provide transitional capital gains tax relief for superannuation funds that adjust their asset allocations before 1 July 2017; the
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
and
Income Tax (Transitional Provisions) Act 1997
to reduce the annual concessional contributions cap to $25 000 and the annual non-concessional contributions cap to $100 000; introduce criteria for an individual to be eligible for the non-concessional contributions cap and make minor amendments to the non-concessional contributions rules; and remove the anti-detriment deduction; the
Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992
to amend how the maximum contribution base is determined; the
Superannuation (Government Co-contribution for Low Income Earners) Act 2003
to enable eligible low income earners to receive the low income superannuation tax offset; the
Income Tax Assessment Act 1997
to: remove the requirement that an individual must earn less than 10 per cent of their income to be able to claim a deduction for personal superannuation contributions; enable catch-up concessional contributions; extend the spouse superannuation tax offset; and amend the earnings tax exemption for complying superannuation funds, retirement savings account providers and life insurance companies; and 11 Acts to make administration and consequential amendments.