What are spouse contributions?
A spouse contribution is an after-tax payment made by a member into the super account of their spouse.
If one partner is earning a low income, or perhaps taking time off work, a spouse contributions can help to ensure their super account keeps growing.
If you make a contribution for your spouse who earns a low income (or if you receive one from your spouse and you’re earning a low income), the contribution may also be eligible for a tax offset of up to $540 for the contributing spouse.
This can also make them an effective strategy for reducing tax, depending on your circumstances. Eligibility criteria apply to those claiming a tax offset – you can find out more on the ATO website.