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12 May 099 Reducing the concessional contributions caps

The Government will reduce the concessional contributions cap to $25,000 per annum (indexed), with effect from the 2009-10 financial year. The transitional concessional contributions cap (applicable to individuals aged 50 and over for the 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 financial years) will be reduced to $50,000 per annum.

"Grandfathering" arrangements will apply to certain members with defined benefit interests as at 12 May 2009 whose notional taxed contributions would otherwise exceed the reduced cap. Similar arrangements were applied when the concessional contributions cap was first introduced.

The annual cap on non concessional contributions is $150,000 per annum for the 2008-09 financial year and will remain at that level in 2009-10. In the future, the cap will be calculated as six times the level of the (indexed) concessional contributions cap.

For more information, see the Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law's media release, No 2009/56, 12 May 2009

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