Surcharge liability

Super contributions surcharge is an additional tax on certain contributions made to a super fund after 20 August 1996 and before 1 July 2005.

Although the government abolished the super surcharge, it does not affect any existing and future surcharge liabilities that arise for certain contributions made between 20 August 1996 and 30 June 2005.

Members of a constitutionally protected fund like Gold State Super, are not required to pay the surcharge liability until they have left the fund or start receiving a pension.

For more information read the Superannuation Contributions Surcharge fact sheet or contact GESB's Member Services Centre on 13 43 72.

Page last updated 31 December 2020