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Tax on contributions


The tax payable on super contributions depends on the contribution type, your income and other factors. 

What tax is payable on concessional contributions?

Concessional contributions (CCs) are generally taxed in the fund at up to 15%. This assumes you:

CCs include:

What tax is payable on non-concessional contributions?

Non-concessional contributions (NCCs) are not taxed, provided you don’t exceed the NCC cap.

NCCs include:

  • personal contributions you make into your own super account that are not claimed as a tax deduction.
  • personal contributions made by your spouse into your super account (spouse contributions), and
  • certain other amounts, see the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for more information.

What next?

To find out more about the various tax concessions that may be available when contributing to super, check out How can I grow my super.



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