Superannuation

How to get your super back when you leave

By April 12, 2019 June 24th, 2019 No Comments

Withdrawing superannuation

If you worked in Australia, your employer paid a compulsory 9% of your gross wages to a superannuation fund of your choice.  If you’re leaving Australia, you may be eligible to receive the money paid into the account.

We can arrange the withdrawal of Superannuation for you. Remember, once you sign up to a first SuperFund, provide the membership details to all your future employers, to keep all your super in one place. This option may not always be given to you, as some employers have their own designated SuperFund. Then you need to keep the membership details with you. They are delivered by post – if you are registered for our Mail Manager, all your data is secure.

All you need to do is give us your authority and provide us with the details of your Superfund.

You can apply for the refund of your Superannuation only when you have left the country. Of course, we can do this for you, all you will need to do is giving us your details and some supporting documents. The below checklist will help you with this:

You can copy the below checklist to your e-mail, add your details and send it to us to office (at) btmhouse.net
Alternatively, you can download form for editing in word processor.

Superannuation withdrawal
1. Your details:
1.1. Name: …
1.2. Date of Birth: …
1.3. Tax File Number: …
1.4. Male/Female: …
1.5. Date of Arrival to Australia: …
1.6. Date of Departure from Australia: …
1.7. Passport Number: …
1.8. Country of Issue: …
1.9. Home Address (overseas): …
1.10. Contact Phone Number (overseas): …
1.11. E-mail Address: …
2. Fund details (please repeat this for all superfunds you were enrolled to):
2.1. Superfund Name: …
2.2. Membership Number: …
2.3. Employer paying your Super: …
2.4. Contact details for Employer: …
2.5. Your address when you started work: …
3. Photocopies or scans we need from you:
3.1. Passport – photo page
3.2. Australian Visa
3.3. All Australian entry and departure stamps
3.4. Fund correspondence you may have
4. We will need the original of signed and witnessed Power of Attorney – Authority for us to act on your behalf – if you haven’t done that already.

Thomas Murmylo

Thomas Murmylo

Thomas is the Principal Tax Agent at BTMH. Unlike most in the accounting industry, Thomas takes a different approach when it comes to the management of his clients’ taxation and accounting needs. Thomas has helped local and international businesses to grow and prosper for more than 30 years.

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