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Non-concessional contributions

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Add to your super with non-concessional (after-tax) contributions.

How does it work?

Non-concessional contributions are made from your after-tax pay or savings.

What are the benefits?

  • Grow your super.
  • Pay less tax on investment earnings. Earnings in super are generally taxed at up to 15%, not your marginal tax rate of up to a maximum of 47%1.
  • You may be eligible for a co-contribution if you earn2 less than $56,112 in 2021/22 and at least 10% comes from your job or a business.
  • You may be eligible for a spouse contribution tax offset if you contribute to your spouse’s super and they earn3 less than $40,000 in 2021/22.

Important things to consider

  • Non-concessional contributions count towards a cap and penalties may apply if the cap is exceeded.
  • Other eligibility rules apply to determine whether you’re able to make non-concessional contributions.
  • To make non-concessional contributions in 2021/22, your total super balance must have been under $1.7 million on 30 June 2021.
  • You may also want to make concessional contributions.
  • You can’t access your super until you meet a condition of release such as reaching preservation age and retiring.

1. Includes Medicare levy.

2. Includes assessable income (AI), reportable fringe benefits and reportable employer super contributions. To calculate available co-contribution only, AI is reduced by business deductions.

3. Includes assessable income, reportable fringe benefits and reportable employer super contributions.

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