After-tax contributions

After-tax or ‘non-concessional’ contributions are extra contributions you make from money you’ve already paid tax on, like your after-tax salary, an inheritance or a tax refund.

Potential benefits


To be eligible to make after-tax contributions, your total super balance must be less than $1.9 million on 30 June of the previous financial year and you’ll need to supply your tax file number (TFN)1 to your super fund. If you haven’t already supplied your TFN to us, you can supply it in minutes by clicking the secure link below. You’ll also need to be aged under 75 years.

1 It’s optional to provide your Tax File Number (TFN) but we can’t accept after-tax contributions from you if we don’t have your TFN. View more information about providing your TFN.

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After-tax contributions are included in the non-concessional (after-tax) contributions cap2. This cap is currently $110,000 pa, but you may be able to bring-forward up to 3 years’ worth of after-tax super contributions, depending on your total super balance and age. You should consider your debt levels before adding to your super.

Supply your TFN

Before adding to your super, consider your financial circumstances, contribution caps that may apply, and tax issues. We recommend you consider seeking financial advice.

Claiming the government co-contribution

If your yearly before-tax income is less than $58,445, you could be eligible for a government co-contribution if you make after-tax contributions to your super2.

Under the scheme, the government matches up to 50 cents for every dollar you contribute to your super from your after-tax pay, up to $1,000 pa. The maximum benefit is $500 co-contribution, which (if eligible) gets paid directly into your super account after you’ve lodged your tax return for that year, as long as your super fund has your tax file number.

Government co-contribution rates

Total income3 Your contribution4 Co-contribution
$43,445 or less $1,000 $500
$49,445 $600 $300
$55,445 $200 $100
$58,445 or more  Any amount

2 If you claim a tax deduction for after-tax contributions, your contributions will be classed as before-tax (concessional) contributions and no longer eligible for the government co-contribution. Your total superannuation balance must be below the general transfer balance cap threshold as applies to you on 30 June of the year before the contributions are made (for FY24 this is $1.9 million). You must also not have exceeded your applicable non-concessional contribution limit in the relevant financial year.
3 Assessable income, plus reportable employer super contributions, plus reportable fringe benefits for the 2023/24 financial year.
4 To be eligible for a co-contribution, total super balance must be below $1.9 million on 30 June prior.

Ready to add to your super?

The easiest way to make after-tax contributions is through direct debit or BPAY. Click the button below, to log into your account and set up your direct debit or locate your BPAY details.

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5 Claiming a tax deduction converts contribution to 'concessional' therefore would not qualify towards government Co-contribution scheme. 


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