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  • On 9 May 2017 the Government announced that from 1 July 2018, individuals aged 65 or over will be able to make a non-concessional contribution to super of up to $300,000 from the proceeds of selling their home.
  • Australians aged 65 and over will be provided with greater flexibility to contribute the proceeds of the sale of their home into superannuation, reducing a current disincentive to downsizing.
  • The existing voluntary contribution rules for people aged 65 and older and restrictions on non-concessional contributions for people with balances above $1.6 million will not apply to contributions made under this new special downsizing cap
  • This measure will apply to a principal place of residence held for a minimum of 10 years. Both members of a couple will be able to take advantage of this measure for the same home, meaning $600,000 per couple can be contributed to superannuation through the downsizing cap.
  • These new contributions will be in addition to any other voluntary contributions that people are able to make under the existing contribution rules and concessional and non-concessional caps.
  • Need to do them sums and consider any consequences on Centrelink benefits