Date: 03 October 2023 – 18 October 2023

The Government is consulting on the Treasury Laws Amendment (Better Targeted Superannuation Concessions) Bill 2023 (the Bill) and the Superannuation (Better Targeted Superannuation Concessions) Imposition Bill 2023, to enact changes to superannuation tax concessions announced in the 2023-24 Budget.

The Bill reduces the tax concessions for individuals with a total superannuation balance (TSB) above $3 million by imposing an additional 15 per cent tax on certain earnings under a new Division 296 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

The Bill also amends several Acts to include provisions relating to the calculation of earnings, withdrawals and contributions, modifications for earnings of certain constitutionally protected interests, debt deferral provisions for defined benefit interests in the pre-end benefit phase, and changes to the definition of TSB.

Special rules for modified treatment of defined benefit and some retirement phase interests, including the valuation of such interests, will be addressed through specific provisions in subsequent regulations.

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