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BYFF - Begin Your Financial Future

Make an additional super contribution by 22 June 2022 to boost your retirement income.

Are you ready to BYFF by supercharging your super?

With most Aussies concerned they won’t have enough savings to retire comfortably,* it’s a good idea to begin your financial future today by ensuring you have enough super to enjoy during retirement.

A great way to begin and boost your retirement savings is by making an additional contribution. You may also be able to claim a tax deduction for contributions made from your after-tax income by 22 June 2022.

Ready to BYFF? Here’s how!

Making an additional contribution to your super is easy. Simply, transfer the money from your bank account to your super account using BPAY®. Your future self will thank you for it.

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Log in to Member Online and go to the Personal Details page. Scroll down the page until you find your BPAY details. You will need your Biller Code and Reference Number.  You can also find these details on your annual statement.

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Step 2

Log in to online banking or mobile banking app and find the BPAY option. Follow the prompts to make a contribution to your super using the Biller Code and Reference number provided in Member Online.

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To claim a tax deduction, you must complete and return a Notice of intent to claim or vary a deduction for personal contributions form to Mercer. Please note eligibility criteria apply.

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It's time to BYFF

To allow enough time for your contribution to be received and processed, we recommend you make your voluntary contribution no later than Wednesday 22 June 2022. This helps ensure your contribution is received and allocated to your account prior to the end of the financial year.

  • What should I consider when making a contribution?

    Here are some key points that you may like to be aware of when making a personal contribution to your super:
    • To accept your contributions, we need your tax file number (TFN). If we don't have it or you're not sure, contact us via Member Online or call our Helpline team on 1800 682 525 Monday to Friday 8 am – 7 pm (AEST/ AEDT).
    • If you already salary sacrifice, you may not be able to claim a tax deduction if you've gone over your financial year cap of $27,500 and can't use previous years under the 'carry forward rule'.
    • The after tax (non-concessional) contribution cap is $110,000 each financial year from 1 July 2021. That's contributions you don't get a tax deduction for.
    • If you are under 67 years of age and eligible, you may be able to contribute twice as much of the non-concessional limit under the 'bring forward rule' for super balances less than $1.59 million.
    • Talk to a financial adviser to further understand your personal circumstances.
  • Am I eligible for a tax deduction?

    Supercharging your super is great, and a tax deduction could make it even sweeter for you.

    From 1 July 2021, the cap for personal contributions (before tax) is $27,500 each financial year. If you haven't done this before and your super balance is below $500,000 at the start of the financial year you may be able to claim a deduction for contributions above the annual cap by utilising unused cap space from previous years under the 'carry forward rule'.

    To claim a tax deduction you will need to complete and return to us a ‘Notice of intent to claim or vary a deduction for personal super contributions’ form, available here.

    Make sure you send us the form by 30 June 2023 or the day you plan to lodge your tax return, whichever comes first.

  • When do I need to make my contribution by?

    To allow enough time for your contribution to be received and processed, we recommend you make your voluntary contribution no later than 22 June 2022. This helps ensure your contribution is received and allocated to your account prior to the end of the financial year.

  • How do I use BPAY?

    To assist you, here are some explainer articles from a few banks.

     

    Note some banks have a limit on the amount you can BPAY, this can sometimes differ between phone and internet banking.

  • Do I need to provide my tax file number?

    If we don't have your tax file number, then we can't accept these contributions from you.

    You can contact us via Member Online or call our Helpline team on 1800 682 525 Monday to Friday 8 am – 7 pm (AEST/ AEDT) to let us know your details.

  • I can't login to Member Online or need to register

    For helpful information on Member Online visit our page here.

  • I'm not a member. How do I join?

    To make an additional contribution with Mercer, you'll need to have your super with one of Mercer's corporate superannuation funds or our individual section.

    To find out more about what Mercer Super has to offer, visit Why Mercer.

Boost your super. It's easy.

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