The government has indicated earnings within super could be taxed even if you are in Pension phase. Under the current tax rules, any income received by a superfund that is supporting an account based pension is completely tax free. Under the proposed changes, earnings within a fund such as this will be taxed on the income over $100,000 at a rate of 15%.

While income of $100,000 does seem significant it is important to keep in mind that this is likely to include earnings such as capital gains on the sale of shares and/or property making the $100k threshold potentially easier to exceed than first thought.

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