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INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1997 - SECT 291.1

What this Division is about

There is a cap on the amount of superannuation contributions that may receive concessional tax treatment for an individual in a financial year.

You can carry forward unused concessional contributions cap from the previous 5 financial years and use it to increase your cap in a later financial year (unless your total superannuation balance equals or exceeds $500,000).

Superannuation contributions that exceed your concessional contributions cap are included in your assessable income for the corresponding income year.

A tax offset compensates for the tax that generally applies to the contributions in the superannuation fund.

Note:          Part 2-35 in Schedule 1 to the Taxation Administration Act 1953 contains rules about a charge you may be liable to pay, and about releasing the excess concessional contributions from superannuation.

Table of sections

291-5        Object of this Division



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