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  • Payment of super from foreign super funds

    You may be able to be paid an amount by transferring money from a foreign super fund to:

    • an Australian super fund
    • yourself.

    Whether you can be paid these amounts will depend on the rules of the super fund from which you are making the transfer, including the laws of the foreign country.

    Certain conditions must also be met before your Australian super fund can accept a transfer from your foreign super fund. If you transfer the amount to your Australian super fund, this amount will generally count towards your super contributions caps.

    You or your super fund may have to pay income tax on some or all of the amount when a payment is made.

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    Last modified: 28 Nov 2018QC 44994