You can make contributions into your super account from your take home pay or money outside the super system. Since these contributions have already been taxed before you contribute them to your super account, they are not treated concessionally and are called non-concessional contributions.
Although it can be difficult getting your head around all the different types of super contributions that go into your super account, concessional contributions are the ones you are mostly likely to have and are pretty straightforward to understand.
Although it sounds complicated, bring-forward contributions are just what they sound like – you bring forward your non-concessional contributions caps from future years and use them in a shorter time period.
For most high income earners, saving for your retirement through super is a sensible strategy, but you need to watch you don’t fall foul of the dreaded Division 293 tax.
Read this article to learn more about how much you can contribute and what happens if you exceed your super contribution caps.
Next month’s federal budget will hit the generous superannuation tax breaks received by the very richest Australians. The target will be the highest one to two per cent of earners, with the government arguing that the cutback is necessary to keep superannuation concessions sustainable over the longer term.