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ATO releases Super thresholds for 2014/15

03/03/2014

The ATO has just released the Super thresholds which will apply in respect of the 2014/15 financial year.

•    Concessional contributions cap – increased to $30,000 from $25,000

•    Special Concessional contributions cap for oldies – remains at $35,000 but will apply to anyone aged 49 or more on 30 June 2014

•    Non-concessional contributions cap – increased to $180,000 from $150,000

•    Bring forward of the Non-concessional contributions cap – increased to $540,000 from $450,000

•    CGT Non-concessional contributions cap – increased to $1,355,000 from $1,315,000

•    Low rate tax cap – increased to $185,000 from $180,000

•    Account-based pension drawdown rates – no change

•    Super guarantee rate – 9.5% (increased from 9.25%).
(The Federal Government has introduced legislation which, if passed by the Senate, will retain the SG rate at 9.25% for 2014/15 and 2015/16.)

•    Maximum SG contributions base – increased to $49,430 from $48,040 per quarter

•    Government Co-Contribution lower threshold – increased to $34,488 (from $33,516)
(This is the threshold above which the maximum co-contribution amount of $500 begins to taper.)

•    Government Co-Contribution higher threshold – increased to $49,488 (from $48,516)
(This is the threshold above which the co-contribution will not be paid.)

•    Low income superannuation contribution – $37,000 income threshold is not indexed.
(The Federal Government has introduced legislation which, if passed by the Senate, will abolish this co-contribution in respect of 2013/14 and subsequent financial years.)