Grow your super with spouse contributions
Your spouse can make contributions to your account no matter what you earn, but if you're on a low income, they get a special rebate.
If your assessable income is less than $37,000 and your total superannuation balance on 30 June of the previous financial year is below the general transfer balance cap ($1.6 million in 2017–18), your spouse can contribute up to $3,000 into your account each year and receive a tax offset of 18% of their contribution, up to $540. If you earn less than $40,000, your spouse can still receive a partial rebate on their contribution.
Your spouse simply has to BPAY the super contribution into your account (or send us a cheque), and claim the rebate via their tax return.