$500k Lifetime Limit Scrapped


The Government today announced major changes to the superannuation package contained in the 2016 budget, including scrapping the backdated, lifetime cap of $500,000 on non-concessional contributions (NCCs). However, anyone with over $1.6 million in super will not be allowed to make further NCCs. Today’s announcement includes several other changes.

The full announcement by the Government is attached here.

The announcement does not change the lowering of the concessional contribution to $25,000, and with the reduction in NCCs from $180,000 a year to $100,000, weaker flows into superannuation than in the past can be expected. It’s likely to hit SMSF inflows harder, since these are generally used by wealthier investors who can afford the extra contributions.

Read a full summary of the superannuation package here.