1300 27 28 29

Article published by RJS Wealth Management Pty Ltd

A concessional contribution is a before-tax superannuation (super) contribution which includes both salary sacrificed and employer superannuation guarantee contributions. Or for the self-employed or not employed, it is a tax-deductible super contribution.

In previous years, individuals were able to contribute $30,000 (aged 48 and under) or $35,000 (aged 49 and over) per annum. From 1 July 2017, these concessional contribution caps will reduce to $25,000 per annum for all age groups, indexed in $2500 increments per annum.

From July 2018, those who have a super balance of less than $500,000 are able to carry forward any unused portion (the difference between the contribution made to super in the financial year and the $25,000 cap) of your concessional contributions cap for up to 5 years.

How are defined benefit funds effected?

The amount of “notional taxed contributions” for a financial year counts towards the person’s concessional contributions cap. Other contributions made to the funded defined benefit fund that are not included in notional taxed contributions do not count towards the person’s concessional cap.


Superannuation can be complicated. To find out how these and other superannuation reforms affect you, what action you should take or to simply ask a question, contact an RJS Wealth Management Professional on 1300 256 526. In many circumstances, it may be ideal to take action now.

Related articles:


Source: SuperGuide.com.au, MLC

This blog has been prepared by RJS Wealth Management Pty. Ltd. ABN 24 156 207 126. RJS Wealth Management Pty. Ltd. is a Corporate Authorised Representative (No. 438158) of Modoras Pty. Ltd. ABN 86 068 034 908 an Australian Financial Services and Credit Licensee (Number 233209). The information and opinions contained in this blog is general information only and is not intended to represent specific personal advice (Accounting, taxation, financial, insurance or credit). No individuals personal circumstances have been taken into consideration for the preparation of this material. Any individual making a decision to buy, sell or hold any particular financial product should make their own assessment taking into account their own particular circumstances. The information and opinions herein do not constitute any recommendation to purchase, sell or hold any particular financial product. Modoras Pty Ltd recommends that no financial product or financial service be acquired or disposed of or financial strategy adopted without you first obtaining professional personal financial advice suitable and appropriate to your own personal needs, objectives, goals and circumstances. Information, forecasts and opinions contained in this fact sheet can change without notice. Modoras Pty. Ltd. does not guarantee the accuracy of the information at any particular time. Although care has been exercised in compiling the information contained within, Modoras Pty. Ltd. does not warrant that the articles within are free from errors, inaccuracies or omissions. To the extent permissible by law, neither Modoras Pty. Ltd. nor its employees, representatives or agents (including associated and affiliated companies) accept liability for loss or damages incurred as a result of a person acting in reliance of this publication.