transition to retirement

Thinking about retirement but not ready to stop working yet? A transition to retirement strategy could be for you. (We call it TTR for short.)

How it works 

  • If you’re approaching retirement, TTR can offer you the best of both worlds. 
  • It lets you contribute to your super while drawing on it at the same time.  
  • Or, it can allow you to reduce your working hours without reducing your income.  

TTR allows people who are nearing retirement to continue working and contributing to their super, while also drawing on their retirement savings.

The rules allow you to make up to $27,500 of concessional contributions* into your super, while drawing between 4%^ and 10% of your retirement savings to supplement any loss in take-home pay. This can offer significant tax savings, particularly if you’re over the age of 60.

 

Enter your date of birth to find out when you will reach your preservation age:

Date of birth Preservation age
After July 196460
1 July 1963 - 30 June 196459
Before 30 June 1963Reached

TTR strategies can be used to:  


  1. Ease into retirement 
    You might be able to reduce your working hours without reducing your income, drawing on your retirement savings while working part-time. The downside of this strategy is that you’ll be accessing your retirement savings earlier than usual.
     
  2. Boost your super without changing your lifestyle 
    If you’re looking to maximise your super, you can continue to work full-time while making salary sacrifice contributions. You can then use TTR pension payments to top up your reduced salary. Your salary sacrificed contributions will be taxed at 15% rather than at your marginal rate**. In most cases, this TTR strategy is taxed more favourably than your salary#.

We recommend you discuss your individual needs with a financial planner before commencing any TTR strategy. 

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