From 1 July 2017 individuals may be able to claim a personal tax deduction for contributions to superannuation. (Prior to this, individuals could only claim a personal tax deduction if they were substantially self-employed.)
If you want to claim a personal tax deduction, you will need to:
Ensure the contributions are received by your superannuation fund prior to 30 June;
Give your superannuation fund a “Notice of Intention to Claim a Deduction for Personal Super Contributions”;
Receive an acknowledgement letter from your fund prior to lodging your 2018 tax return.
Remember that the maximum concessional (deducted) contribution that individuals can claim for the 2018 year is $25,000. If you are an employee and you wish to make additional deducted superannuation contributions (on top of the contributions made by your employer), you will need to ensure that the combined contributions do not exceed the $25,000 concessional cap.
If you would like to discuss your eligibility to claim a deduction for a personal superannuation contribution, please call us on (07) 56656469.
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