Tax and Structures

Superannuation taxation

Capital gains in super

As for capital gains tax, if an investment is held by the super fund for more than 12 months before it’s sold, a discount rate of one-third is applied to the capital gain made

This reduces the effective tax rate on gains in superannuation to 10% in the accumulation phase (two thirds x a tax rate of 15%) and remains at 0% in the pension (drawdown) phase.