Boost your super with after-tax contributions

After-tax superannuation contributions or non-concessional contributions, allow individuals to increase their super savings, whilst potentially accessing a co-contribution from the government if eligible. You may also be able to claim your contributions as a tax deduction (this will ultimately classify them as concessional contributions).

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What are after-tax contributions?

An after-tax super contribution is money you add to your super account from your after-tax income (e.g. your take-home pay, savings, inheritance or the sale of assets). 

Sometimes, these types of contributions can be called:

  • personal
  • voluntary
  • after-tax 
  • non-concessional contribution.

They all mean the same thing - that you're paying money to your super account after your income tax has been deducted and you aren’t claiming a tax deduction for the amount.

What are the benefits?

What are the benefits?

  • Investment earnings in your super fund are only taxed at 15%, up to the cap amount, not your marginal tax rate.
  • A flexible way to boost your balance.
  • You can reap the benefits of compounding interest.
  • For 2023/24 the annual cap for after-tax contributions is $110,000 (as opposed to $27,500 for pre-tax contributions), and you can use the bring-forward rule to contribute up to $330,000 in a single year.
  • You could qualify for benefits such as the government co-contribution or the spouse contributions offset.
  • It can boost the tax-free part of an allocated pension in retirement.
  • Potentially minimise tax paid on a death benefit to non-dependant adult children.
  • You could claim a tax deduction to pay & pay a contribution tax of 15% instead of your marginal tax-rate (this will ultimately classify the contribution as concessional).

Who can contribute to super?

Eligibility criteria determine who can make contributions to their superannuation accounts, and there are limits on the amount that can be contributed. Discover the maximum you can add to your super to plan your contributions effectively.

Claiming a tax deduction on after-tax contributions

If you choose to enhance your super with an after-tax contribution, you might qualify to claim a tax deduction. Claiming this deduction could lower your taxable income, meaning your contribution may be taxed at a lower rate of 15% rather than your higher marginal tax rate.

How to make a contribution

You can make one-off or ongoing payments through your personal bank account. 

  • BPay Biller Code: 29728 
  • BPay Reference Number: This is unique to each member. Log in to your MemberAccess or view your last statement to find it.

You must include your membership number in the transaction description. We cannot allocate your payment without this.

  • Bank account name: legalsuper 
  • Bank: Westpac Banking Corporation 
  • BSB: 032021 
  • Account number: 560011 
  • Description: Your legalsuper member number 
  • SWIFT code (for overseas transfers): WPACAU2S 
  • Branch address: Corner of Pitt & Bridge Streets Sydney, NSW 2000 

You must include your membership number in the transaction description. We must allocate your payment with this. 

Set up automatic monthly Direct debits from your bank account to your legalsuper account by completing and returning this direct debit request form.

To cancel your Direct debit, you need to advise us in writing at least three business days before the date we will debit your bank account.

You must make your cheque payable to "legalsuper" to enable us to cash it. Add your name and member number to the back of the cheque. Please note that in line with major Australian banks, we cannot accept foreign cheques.


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We accept RTGS payments. To arrange a contribution by RTGS, you must contact your bank and provide them with the exact details as an EFT payment. Please remember to include your membership number in the transaction description.