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12 May 2016

Superannuation Co-Contribution for 30 June 2016: Up to a 50% Guaranteed Return

The Federal Government Co-contribution was introduced from 1 July 2003 as an initiative to encourage low to middle income earners to save for their retirement within superannuation.

If you make a contribution of up to $1,000 into your superannuation account before 30 June 2016, the Federal Government will add an additional sum provided that you are earning less than $50,454 this financial year.

The table below shows you how much the Federal Government will contribute for various amounts.

If your total
income is:

…and you make
personal contributions of:

…then the maximum Government
co-contribution is:

$35,454 or less












$50,454 or more




There is however an added complication this financial year and that is the PROPOSED lifetime non-concessional contribution cap of $500,000.

The PROPOSED lifetime non-concessional contribution cap of $500,000 was introduced effective Budget night, 7.30pm (AEST) on Tuesday 3 May 2016 and will take into account all past non-concessional contributions made on and after 1 July 2007.

Contributions made before commencement (ie 7.30pm AEST on 3 May 2016) cannot result in an excess of the lifetime cap and those who have exceeded the cap prior to commencement will be taken to have used up their $500,000 lifetime non-concessional contribution cap.

However all new non-concessional contributions such as the super co-contribution made after Budget night that exceed the cap (after including all past non-concessional contributions since 1 July 2007) will need to be removed or be subject to penalty tax arrangements.


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