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You can claim a deduction for contributions if you are self-employed and between the ages of 18 to 75.
If you are over 75 years old, you can only claim a deduction for contributions you made up to the month after you turn 75. If you are under 18, you can only claim a deduction if you earned income as an employee or as a business operator during that income year.
Most sole traders, self-employed business people and contractors can contribute up to $30,000 per year and receive a tax benefit. If you are 50 years of age or above, you can contribute up to $35,000 per year on a before-tax basis and up to $180,000 a year after-tax, where you benefit from paying only 15% in tax on investment earnings.
To be eligible for the co-contribution, you must:
Put a little bit away regularly to build for a better retirement.
The path to a more comfortable future starts now! It all begins with making contributions to your superannuation account when you're young and growing your investment through compound investment returns over the long term. Whether you've just recently come across a sum of money, received a pay rise at work, or have budgeted your finances to allow room to save more every week - a little bit goes a long way and it all begins now!
Grow your super by making personal payments straight into your account. You can choose to make a one-off lump sum payment, or make an arrangement with your payroll office where a small amount is deducted from your pay cheque on a regular basis.
Making an after-tax (non-concessional) contribution is no different to paying a bill or transferring money via BPAY®:
To find out your account number, login to Members online or call us on 1300 658 776. Employers also need to forward (by email: email@example.com) a contribution remittance advice to the Fund so we can correctly allocate contributions to member accounts.
Refer to our page on How to contribute to superannuation for more details and other contribution payment methods.
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These are the amounts that you contribute to your superannuation account from your after-tax income. Please note that this is in addition to any SG contributions made by your employer or through salary sacrifice.
The following contributions do not attract the government co-contribution:
In order for the contribution to be allocated for that financial year, it must be received before the close of the last business day in that financial year (30 June).
Please remember your financial institution's processing time-frames, whether you are making payment via BPAY and postage time-frames if sending a cheque. It is recommended that you allow at least three business days for BPAY and 7-10 business days for postage.
You don’t need to apply for the co-contribution.
The Australian Taxation Office will work out whether you are eligible and will calculate your government co-contribution. Any payment will be paid directly into your Australian Catholic Superannuation account in the financial year following your contribution.
Lump sum contributions(PDF 269KB)
Contribution remittance advice(XLS 86KB)
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