5.4 Bring- forward arrangements
If a member is under age 67* at any time during a financial year, they are able to bring forward up to two years' worth of non-concessional contributions (i.e.,3 x the annual non-concessional cap# in one financial year), depending on an individual's total superannuation balance on 30 June of the previous financial year. There is no requirement to elect to use the bring-forward rule. It is automatically triggered in the first financial year in which a non-concessional contribution exceeds the annual cap.
It should be noted that members with balances close to the total superannuation balance (TSB) limit are only able to bring forward non-concessional contributions up to that limit.
*The Treasury Laws Amendment (More Flexible Superannuation) Bill 2020 was passed by Parliament on 17 June 2021. The Bill increased the maximum age the bring forward rule can be triggered to the year the individual turns 67. Prior to this change the last year the bring forward rule could be triggered was the year the individual turned 65.
The following table sets out the bring-forward cap and bring-forward period depending on the individual's total superannuation balance on 30 June of the previous financial year:
# Non-concessional cap (NCC) and Total superannuation balance (TSB)
|Financial year||Non-concessional cap (annual)||Total Superannuation Balance (TSB)|
|1 July 2021 and later years||$110,000||$1,700,000|
|1 July 2017 - 30 June 2021||$100,000||$1,600,000|
Bring-forward period from 1 July 2021
|From 1 July 2021|
|Total super balance on 30 June of the previous year||Non-concessional contributions cap for the first year||Bring-forward period|
|Less than $1.48 million||$330,000||3 years|
|$1.48 million to less than $1.59 million||$220,000||2 years|
|$1.59 million to less than $1.7 million||$110,000||No bring-forward period, general non-concessional contributions cap applies|
|$1.7 million or more||nil||Not applicable|
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