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  • Timing of contributions

    When working out your super contributions for the financial year, remember that contributions only count when the payment is received by your fund, not when the payment is sent.

    Make sure your fund receives all your contributions by 30 June, if that is what you intend.

    It's important to keep track of:

    • the amount of contributions
    • when they are received by your super fund.

    This can help you avoid exceeding the non-concessional contributions cap and paying extra tax.

    Self-managed super fund members

    If you are a member of a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) you may be able to make a non-concessional contribution in one financial year and have it count towards your non-concessional contributions cap in the following financial year. You and your SMSF will need to meet several conditions.

    If you want this to happen, you will need to let us know by either:

    • lodging information through Online services for agents or Business portal (your agent may lodge this for you)
    • writing to us at

    Australian Taxation Office
    GPO Box 9990

    Note: You cannot use the Request to adjust concessional contributions form for non-concessional contributions. However, the form does provide details of the conditions and the information you need to provide to us.

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      Last modified: 27 Apr 2021QC 19749