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2017 list of technical and legislative updates


Date implemented in Pathfinder


Technical and Legislative updates

27 Apr 2017 

  • For 2017/18, the lower threshold for the government superannuation co-contribution has been increased from $36,021 to $36,813 (and then indexed by AWOTE from 2018/19)

  • The concessional superannuation contribution cap now increases in increments of $2,500 (changed from $5,000)

  • The maximum super contribution base for 2017/18 is now $52,760 (and then indexed by AWOTE  from 2018/19)

  • Marginal tax thresholds will now be indexed by CPI from 2027/28 onwards (previously they were less conservatively indexed from 2026/27)

Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

04 Apr 2017 

The Family Tax Benefit Parts A and B are now frozen at the 2016/17 level for 2017/18 and 2018/19. If you ran you case before this change was implemented, then the Family Tax Benefit estimated by Pathfinder may be higher than the estimate with this change.

Default Pathfinder start date for analysis is now 1 July 2017

01 Apr 2017 

  • Any case created before 1 April 2017 will have 1 July 2016, as the start date for analysis.

  • Any case created on or after 1 April 2017 will have 1 July 2017, as the start date of analysis.

  • Please Contact Optimo Financial, if you would like to change the start date of your case from the default.

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