Technically Speaking: Contribution errors, refunds, and ATO discretion

While there is nothing in either the super or tax legislation allowing a fund trustee to return a contribution to a member simply because that member has exceeded their contribution caps, sometimes mistakes do happen. And in some cases, this may present several potential practical solutions to dealing with a client’s excess contributions.

In this final Technically Speaking bulletin of our recent series focused on superannuation contributions, we turn our attention to the limited, albeit important opportunities that may exist to return a contribution to a member, apply for ATO discretion, and when it may be appropriate to lodge a dispute against an excess contribution determination issued by the ATO.

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