Low income super tax offset contribution
The government will introduce a Low Income Superannuation Tax Offset (LISTO), which will replace the Low Income Superannuation Contribution (LISC) policy that has been repealed from 1 July 2017.
LISTO will provide continued support for low-income earners and ensure that generally they don’t pay more tax on their super contributions than on their take-home pay.
From 1 July 2017, eligible members with an adjusted taxable income up to $37,000 will receive a LISTO contribution to their super fund. The LISTO contribution will be equal to 15% of their total concessional (pre-tax) super contributions for an income year, capped at $500.