For every $1 you contribute the Government will contribute 50c (up to $521 per year) for members who are aged 18 and over, living in New Zealand, and not yet eligible to withdraw for retirement. This is known as a Member Tax Credit (MTC).
Compulsory employer contributions
If you are employed and 18 or over and contributing to KiwiSaver from your salary or wages, your employer is required to contribute 3% of your gross salary or wages (unless your employer is already contributing to an alternative NZ Super scheme on your behalf).
If you have worked in Aussie since 1992, you can bring your Aussie Super back to your KiwiSaver account. Makes life easier having all your retirement savings in one place, not to mention the fees you'll save.
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