Technically Speaking: Excess Contributions Tax Refunding

Welcome to the 26th Issue of Technically Speaking with SPAA’s Senior Manager Technical & Policy, Jordan George.

In this edition, Jordan discusses the application of the new legislation for the refunding of excess concessional contributions that has applied from 1 July 2013.  The new refunding scheme taxes excess concessional contributions at a taxpayer’s marginal rate and allows taxpayers a choice to refund any contributions over their concessional contribution cap.  Jordan discusses how the tax is assessed, what penalties apply for making excess concessional contributions and how refunding of contributions works.

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