I had no idea where my lost super was or the names of the funds. I just new it was scattered everywhere and I should definitely have more than $3,000 in my super. Australian Super Finder found all 7 of my funds and now my balance is almost $50,000. Thank you so much for getting my super back on track. ? Leonie, Thomastown VIC

Super Facts and Tips

How Superannuation Is Taxed

Over the past 20 years, federal governments have been boosting folks to save money for their retirement by providing concessional (before-tax) tax rates for superannuation and other investment earnings.

To make savings as tax-effective as possible, it is vital to know the different tax rules applying to super. Media Super gathers related taxes from your account and contributes them to the ATO for you.


Taxes concern your non-concessional and concessional contributions. Higher taxes affect contributions you make over the pertinent contributions caps.

Investment Earnings

The Fund's investment earnings have taxed a maximum of 15 percent. This tax is taken from earnings in Media Super and sent to the ATO before declaring earning rates and allocating to your super account. Earnings could be negative or positive.


Taxes apply when superannuation is taken from the super fund as a payment or by taking a pension in Media Super. The taxes that concern will be according to your age, your situation as well as the condition of release in which you can access your superannuation.

Super and tax is an important matter to learn about. You can find more information about superannuation Tax Requirements at www.australiansuperfinder.com.au. Read more about superannuation when you have the time.

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