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Increases in concessional and non-concessional caps

June 7th, 2014

The concessional contributions general cap will rise $5,000 to $30,000 in 2014-15, the Australian Taxation Office has confirmed.

It is the first increase since 2008-09.

The concessional contributions cap will be temporarily increased to $35,000 from July 1, 2014 for people over the age of 49 on June 30, 2014. For people under 49 on June 30, 2014, the concessional cap will be $30,000, a $5,000 increase from the current cap.

The temporary higher cap is not indexed and will cease when the general concessional contributions cap is indexed to $35,000.

The annual non- concessional cap has been increased from $150,000 to $180,000. Nonconcessional contributions are not subject to the 15%. People under 65 years of age can make the non-concessional contributions of up to three times the non-concessional cap over a three-year period ie, a $540,000 contribution in advance of the next three years.

People over the age of 65 and satisfying the “work test” can make a non-concessional of $180,000 per year. This can be a complex area for people about to turn 65, so financial advice is recommended.

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