From January 1st, 2023, if you are aged 55 and over, you may be eligible to contribute up to $300,000 to your superannuation fund from the sale of your home.
Known as the 'Downsizer Contribution', the Australian Tax Office (ATO) allows homeowners of 10+ years to voluntarily contribute up to $300,000 per spouse from the proceeds of their home sale.
Various criteria such as a minimum age, period of home ownership, home type and contribution deadline must all be met. Eligible persons must also notify their super fund of their intention to contribute either before or at the time of making their contribution via the Downsizer contribution into super form.
If you are looking to downsize and take the next step into a vibrant and worry-free lifestyle, then please find full details on the Downsizer Contribution on the ATO website, check your eligibility criteria and consider seeking independent financial and legal advice to make informed decisions.
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