Transfers from reserves
Transfers from reserves are not contributions. However, if your fund allocates an amount from its reserves which meets certain conditions, it must be reported by your super fund and will count towards a contributions cap.
Transfers from reserves can be assessable or non-assessable.
Assessable transfers from reserves
Assessable transfers from reserves count towards your concessional contributions cap.
The assessable amount is the amount that is taken to be a concessional contribution because your fund allocated the amount to your account from a reserve and it meets the specified conditions. In some circumstances, the amount reported may be greater than the amount actually allocated to you, to take into account the contributions tax your fund would normally have had to pay.
Non-assessable transfers from reserves
Non-assessable transfers from reserves count towards your non-concessional contributions cap.
The non-assessable amount is the amount that is taken to be a non-concessional contribution because your fund allocated an amount to your account from a reserve which was not included as assessable income of the fund.