Transition to Retirement (TTR) calculator
What is Transition to Retirement?
TTR is a retirement strategy that can be used in different ways as you gradually move into retirement. You can use it to top up your income as you ease back on the hours you work. You can also use it to give your super a boost before you retire. The TTR calculator covers all of this.
The TTR calculator
When transitioning to retirement, it is possible to reduce the hours you work without reducing your income, by tapping into part of your super. The calculator below is a useful and straightforward, tool to help you work out how you could transition to retirement by looking at your current and future retirement goals.
It’s also a good idea to do a quick review every year in case your goals have changed.
Your Industry SuperFund can help you set up a TTR strategy for when you have reached the age at which you can access your super.
Transition to Retirement Calculator
Are you making extra super contributions?
I want to grow my super and maintain my current income
How a TTR strategy could work
If the parliament passes changes to contributions caps, this may affect your result. The calculator will be updated after any changes are passed.
Suggested salary sacrifice
Suggested income drawdown
Change to your take home pay
As the lead up to retirement is different for everyone it's important to seek financial advice before you decide whether a TTR strategy is right for you or implement any plans based on the results generated by this calculator. We recommend you speak to your Industry SuperFund before making a decision. Contact your fund now.
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This calculator generates information illustrating the impact of making salary sacrifice contributions and effecting a Transition to Retirement Income Stream, based on certain assumptions. Assumptions can be found here. Your retirement outcome will be affected by many things including the amount of contributions you make, fees, investment returns and regulatory changes. Some factors that may affect your retirement outcomes may not have been taken into account. Outcome is based on your contributions being made annually, at the mid-year point, on your fees being deducted annually and your investment returns being credited to your account annually. The tool is not intended to be relied upon for the purposes of making a financial decision. Consider a fund’s PDS and your objectives, financial situation and needs, which are not accounted for in this information before making an investment decision. You are responsible for your own investment decisions and should obtain individual tailored financial advice whenever necessary.
The "Transition to Retirement" outcome uses an actuary projection and the following assumptions, some of which you can change:
|Salary increase: 3.5%||Asset fee: 1.1%|
|Inflation: 2.5%||Admin fee (per year): $50|
|Advisor service fee: 0%|
|Insurance premiums (per year): $0|
|Accumulation: 5.7%||Employer super payments: 9.5%|
If you want to adjust any of these assumptions click here.
- Superannuation Guarantee Contribution starts from 9.5% at July 1st 2016 and then increases to 12% as per current legislation
- The LISC applies only until 2016/17 as per current legislation
- Contribution tax of 15% is assumed
- No tax is payable on fees
- No contribution fee payable
- The user is assumed to be in an accumulation fund, not a defined benefit fund
- The user is assumed to be an Australian resident
- Regular Medicare levy is used with no reduction or surcharge
- The maximum super contribution base of $51,620 is applied
- It is assumed the user will not take a break from the workforce
- The estimates are displayed in "today's dollars"
- Assumptions are based on assumptions used in ASIC's Money Smart superannuation calculator (as at September 2016) and ISA's net benefit model which is the model prepared by independent ratings agency SuperRatings