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.
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