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  • Super contributions – too much super can mean extra tax

    There are caps on the amount you can contribute to your superannuation each financial year that are taxed at lower rates. If you contribute more than these caps, you may have to pay extra tax.

    The cap amount and how much extra tax you have to pay depends on your age and whether the contributions are either:


    Our fact sheet Super contribution limits is available to download and print out.

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    Summary of types of contributions

    Contribution type




    Contributions from before-tax income, or for which a tax deduction has been claimed

    Contributions from after-tax income


    Compulsory employer contributions

    Salary sacrifice contributions

    Contributions for which a tax deduction has been claimed

    Personal contributions that have not been claimed as a deduction

    Spouse contributions

    Contributions which exceeded your before-tax cap

    • Last modified: 19 Mar 2015QC 19749