Changes to contribution caps beginning 1 July

From 1 July 2017, the amount of concessional (before-tax) and non-concessional (after-tax) contributions you can make to your super each year without paying extra tax will be reduced.

For concessional contributions, the cap will reduce to $25,000 for all ages, down from $30,000 for those aged under 50 years of age and $35,000 for those aged 50 or older.

Before-tax contributions include compulsory employer contributions (super guarantee) and salary sacrifice contributions.

For non-concessional contributions, the cap will reduce to $100,000, down from $180,000.

After-tax contributions include personal contributions which you don’t claim an income tax deduction on and spouse contributions.

Penalties apply if you go over either the concessional or non-concessional contribution caps. For detailed information, you can visit the ATO website.

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