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Capital Gains Tax (CGT) cap


A separate cap may apply if you contribute to super when selling active business assets.

If you’re selling certain business assets and meet other requirements, you may be able to contribute certain amounts to superannuation under the ‘Small Business CGT cap’.

What is the CGT cap in 2023/24?

The CGT cap depends on the small business concession you claim, as summarised in the following table.


CGT cap in 2023/24

Lifetime cap amount

Generally available when you claim the1:

Source of funds that can be contributed


15 year CGT exemption

Exempt capital gains and/or sale proceeds


CGT retirement exemption

Exempt capital gains only

1. Conditions apply. To find out more, we suggest you speak to a registered tax agent or go to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website.

Important things to consider

  • If you are eligible, want to make a contribution into super and have the contribution count towards the CGT cap, you must provide your fund with a ‘CGT cap election’ form in the approved format at the time or prior to making the contribution.
  • In some circumstances, you may be required to contribute an amount to super under this cap to be eligible to receive small business CGT tax concessions on the sale of an asset.
  • The CGT small business concessions are complex. A registered tax agent can help assess your eligibility and maximise the benefits.

What next?

Find out more about Super and retirement rules.



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