Australia: More flexible Super bill receives royal assent 

July 01, 2021

The Treasury Laws Amendment Bill (More Flexible Superannuation Bill 2020) received Royal Assent on 22 Jun 2021, completing the final element of the 2019–2020 budget measure, “Superannuation — improving flexibility for older Australians.” Effective 1 Jul 2021, eligible individuals can use the three-year nonconcessional contribution bring forward rule until the end of the financial year that they reach age 67.

In return for the support from One Nation Senators for the bill, two measures were added during the parliamentary phase:

  • The COVID-19 early release of the super recontribution facility allows nonconcessional contributions to be made — up to the amount of the COVID-19 early release — without being included in the nonconcessional contribution limit calculation. Recontributions must be made between 1 Jul 2021 and 30 Jun 2030, and individuals cannot claim a tax deduction. Recontributions do not have to be made to the fund from which the early release was paid.
  • The excess concessional contributions charge is removed for financial years starting on or after 1 Jul 2021.

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