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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

    Concessional (before-tax)

    Non-concessional (after-tax)


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




    • Compulsory employer contributions
    • Salary sacrifice contributions
    • Contributions for which a tax deduction has been claimed



    • Last modified: 08 May 2015QC 19749