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  • Division 293 tax

    Division 293 tax reduces the tax concession on super contributions for individuals with income greater than the Division 293 threshold.

    Division 293 threshold

    An individual's income is added to certain super contributions and compared to the Division 293 threshold. Division 293 tax is payable on the excess over the threshold, or on the super contributions, whichever is less. The rate of Division 293 tax is 15%.

    Table 7: Division 293 threshold

    Income year


    2017–18 onwards


    2012–13 to 2016–17


    See also:

    End of year interest

    Where Division 293 tax relates to defined benefit interests, payment of the tax is deferred until a super benefit is paid from the interest. We must keep a debt account for each defined benefit interest for which there is an amount of Division 293 tax that has been deferred.

    End of year interest is calculated on the amount by which the deferred debt account is in debit at the end of the income year at the average 10-year Treasury bond rate for that income year.

    Table 8: Division 293 tax – end of year interest

    Income year

    Average 10-year Treasury bond rate










    N/A (see Note 1)

    Note 1: end of year interest was not applied to deferred debt accounts for the 2013–14 income year.

    Last modified: 14 Jun 2019QC 18123