You probably went out on your own because you’re good at what you do and it makes you money.
Not because you suddenly wanted to become an expert in other aspects of running a business – like managing all the different parts of your superannuation.
So you sometimes find yourself asking:
"Gig cuts through all the fuss and automates everything for you. It's super quick to set up and is a delight to use. I've never been as engaged in my own superannuation as I am now (but why not? After all, it's my money). I can even tell you my super balance off the top of my head. And the feeling of being on top of and in control of my finances? As a freelancer, that's priceless."
"I’m stoked that there is now a fund specifically for self-employed people and I cannot wait to shout it from the rooftops. Couldn’t have come at a better time."
"I'm great at saving money for super, but TERRIBLE at actually transferring it to the fund...BUT! Just signed up for GigSuper and I'm so excited to just have it automated! It's the only way I get money stuff done. So, it looks like I might even retire one day. Feel like a proper adult now."
Doing something about your super shouldn't suck up a ton of your time. Get started now and use our guided tour to automate all those bits of super that are otherwise hard to do.
A few days after opening your account you’ll be able to see GigSuper listed in your MyGov account (using the ATO linked service) – including super you might have lost track of over the years.
Using the ATO transfer service you can select which accounts you'd like to combine into your GigSuper.
Just make sure you consider any potential loss of existing insurance or other benefits you might have with your existing fund(s) before you consolidate your super.
And don't forget to finalise the tax status (e.g. whether you're claiming the contribution as a tax deduction or not) of any personal contributions you've made in the current or previous financial year before you roll over to GigSuper. Once you've rolled over you won't be able to change the tax status of any personal contributions made through your old fund(s).
When an employer puts an employee’s money in super for them, it gets taxed at 15%.
When you’re self-employed and you personally put money into super, you’ll need to pay tax in your own name on that money, at your marginal tax rate (which is 34.5% for the average self-employed Australian).
However, if you want that money to get taxed at 15% instead of your marginal rate – you need to claim your contribution as a tax deduction.
Traditionally this involves sending paperwork to the fund, but with GigSuper you can automate the process, helping you reduce your paperwork and your tax bill.
You know how Warren Buffett is always praising index funds*?
Well, we are too.
All the investment options in GigSuper are built using index funds to try and minimise you having to pay fund managers unnecessarily hefty fees. Find out more here.
*To be clear, he's endorsing index funds, not GigSuper. If he does endorse us, you can bet we’ll let you know.
GigSuper helps all sorts of self-employed people like freelancers, photographers, consultants, tradies, drivers, riders, creatives, independent contractors, celebrants, small business owners, coaches, side-hustlers, influencers...and anyone else who works for themselves.