Total superannuation balance - $1.6m impacts contribution amounts

Total super balance is measure as at 30 June each financial year and combines all accumulation & pension account values for an individual.

Adding together:

  • the accumulation phase value of your super interests that are not in the retirement phase โ€“ this is the total amount of benefits that would become payable if you voluntarily ceased the interest at that time (i.e. your accumulation account(s))
  • the retirement phase value of your super interests โ€“ this is the balance of your transfer balance account, modified to reflect the value of account-based interests in the retirement phase at that time and disregarding certain debits
  • the amount of each roll-over super benefit not already reflected in the accumulation phase value or the retirement phase value (that is, rollovers in transit between super funds on 30 June)
  • in certain circumstances, the outstanding balance belonging to a limited recourse borrowing arrangement (LRBA) in an SMSF (or other regulated super fund with less than five members) you entered into from 1 July 2018, if either: the LRBA is with an associate of the fund; or you have satisfied a condition of release with a nil cashing restriction
  • subtracting any personal injury or structured settlement contributions that have been paid into your super funds.


Contributions and total superannuation balance

Itโ€™s important to understand that your total superannuation balance impacts the amount of non-concessional contributions you can make to your SMSF:

Total Superannuation Balance on 30/06/2020Non-concessional cap availableBring-forward period
Less than $1.4m$300,0003 years
$1.4m to $1.5m$200,0002 years
$1.5 to $1.6m$100,0001 year only (current)
More than $1.6m$0Not available

Itโ€™s also important to understand that the total superannuation balance is determined based on 30 June of theย prior financial year, i.e. 30 June 2020 for the SMSF end of financial year 2021.

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