Taxable Components of Super
To understand how your super payment will be taxed you need to know whether the money in your super account is tax-free or taxable when you withdraw it.
Super money that is tax-free when withdrawn is known as the ‘tax-free component’ of your super. Super money that is taxable when withdrawn is known as the ‘taxable component’ of your super.
The taxable component may consist of a taxed element and/or an untaxed element, depending on whether the benefit is paid from a taxed or untaxed source. Your super fund can tell you how much of the money in your super account is tax-free or taxable.
A super benefit containing an untaxed element is most commonly paid by a public sector super fund for Commonwealth, State and Territory government departments.
Resident for Taxation Purposes
Determination of residency status – leaving Australia
Unable to determine residency status
This tool cannot help you to determine your residency status for tax purposes after you leave Australia.
Basis of decision
This is because your particular circumstances raise issues that require an exercise of judgment beyond the scope of this tool
What to do next
To work out your residency status after leaving Australia, you can:
- refer to Leaving Australia – overview
- refer to Taxation Ruling IT 2650, or
- Write to us:For tax agents
Using the Tax Agent Portal. You can access Tax Agent Portal Help for assistance in using the portal.For others
Small Business/Individual Taxpayers
PO Box 1130
PENRITH NSW 2740
Fax to (02) 6225 0901