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Super incentives: Where are we post-election?

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After the surprise win for the Coalition in the federal election, many people are wondering exactly where we are when it comes to superannuation and what will be tweaked under the new government.

The significant legislative changes that came into effect on July 1, 2017, are still being bedded down but there are a few new incentives this government will aim to pass in the near future, along with some relief of knowing existing incentives will remain.


The amount of pre-tax dollars you can contribute to superannuation on an annual basis is $25,000. This cap will continue and is called your concessional contribution cap.

Concessional contributions generally include those you personally contribute in pre-tax dollars where you claim a tax deduction, your employer contributions and any salary-sacrifice contributions you make.

Starting in this current financial year, where you don’t utilise your cap each year, you may be eligible to carry forward your unutilised amount for up to five years.

For example, if your........

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