passport As we indicated in our June 2008 bulletin, the Government has made changes to super for temporary residents. Temporary residents qualify for and earn super the same way as other Australians, although they are not entitled to the Government co-contribution.

From 1 April 2009, departing Australia superannuation payments (DASP) will be taxed at 35% (for the taxed element of the taxable component), increasing from the current rate of 30%. If you are a temporary resident, you can apply for a DASP before leaving Australia but won’t be paid until after you leave the country or your visa has expired or been cancelled.

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