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  • Reduction of concessional (pre-tax) contributions cap to $25,000 per annum

    Previously, members could make concessional (pre-tax) contributions up to $30,000 ($35,000 for people 50 years old and over) within a financial year.

    Effective 1 July 2017, the government lowered the annual concessional contributions cap to $25,000 for all members for the 2017-18 and future financial years. The cap will index in line with wages growth.

    The intent of this change is to better target tax concessions to ensure the super system is equitable and sustainable.

    See also:

    Summary of impacts for self-managed super funds

    Release authorities will remain paper-based.

    Last modified: 28 Nov 2017QC 51302