SMSF Contributions

SMSF Contributions

There are basically two types of Superannuation Contributions;

Concessional Contribution
$25,000 per individual per year including employer contributions. They are basically obtained from before-tax income and taxed at 15%

Non-Concessional Contribution
$100,000 per individual per year till the balance is less than $1.6 million. They are emerged from after-tax income and are not taxed in the super fund.

For a better and safe future, the Australian Government encourages and educates its people to effectively plan and save for their retirement through making contributions into Superannuation. The main source of the superstations is through the employer where the individual is employed as well as its contributions. The collected funds are then invested as per the working cycle in low taxation.

In line with the rules made by the legislative bodies, the trustee can accept the contributions from

  • An individual or member;
  • A member’s employer;
  • A member’s spouse;
  • A relative of a member;
  • An employer of the spouse or relative of the member; and
  • Any other person or entity.

An individual under age 65 is eligible to contribute up to three times parallel to the non-concessional value in a financial year. However, there should be no other further contributions made by the member in the following remaining two years.

Note:  Non-concessional contributions are not included in the assessable income of the Fund.

If there is any other contribution received exceeding limits, it will be additionally taxed born by individuals.

If an individual contributes more than the said limits, then he/she will be taxed an extra 46.5% on the extra amount.

Individuals who have crossed the age of 65 but are less than 74 are not allowed to make contributions if they’re working less than 40 hours for a specific period of not greater than 30 consecutive days.

Also, Members are not allowed to make their contributions 28 days post the month they are turning 75.

The contributions need to be made in cash or by ‘in-specie asset transfer. In species, contributions are non-cash contributions that are basically in the form of shares and investments.

Note: The non-cash contributions must be in terms of current market value.
An individual can transfer their amount from a superannuation entity into SMSF. However, it’s completely dependent on the preference of the trustee to accept the transfers into the funds or not.

A member can request the trustee for transferring or rollover the complete or part of the member account to a different superannuation entity, but that is too subject to acceptance.

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