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ATO assistance with the pending $500,000 lifetime super cap

In the 2016/2017 Federal Budget, it was announced that, from 7:30pm (AEST) on 3 May 2016, there will be a lifetime cap of $500,000 on non-concessional (i.e., non-deductible) superannuation contributions.

This new lifetime cap is proposed to take into account all non-concessional contributions an individual has made on or after 1 July 2007.

Therefore, taxpayers currently planning to make non-concessional contributions may need to check their historical non-concessional contributions, back to 1 July 2007.  Fortunately, the ATO has stated that, where individuals and funds have met their lodgement obligations, the ATO will be able to calculate and report these amounts for the period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2015.

If you are considering making such contributions but are unsure of your past non-concessional contributions, let us know, as we can expedite getting the ATO to make these calculations.

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