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11 May 10 Superannuation co-contribution - pause to the indexation of the income threshold for two years

The Government will freeze for 2010-11 and 2011-12 the indexation applied on the income threshold above which the maximum superannuation co-contribution begins to phase down. This measure is expected to deliver savings of $295.0 million over four years.

Under the superannuation co-contribution scheme, the Government provides a matching contribution for contributions made into superannuation out of after-tax income. The matching contribution is up to $1,000 for people with incomes of up to $31,920 in 2009-10 (with the amount available phasing down for incomes up to $61,920). This measure will freeze these thresholds at $31,920 and $61,920 for two years.

See Budget Paper No 2 p 299.

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