2020/21 Federal Budget Summary

Salisbury Accountants Federal Budget Summary 2020/21

1. Personal income tax changes

1.1 Changes to personal income tax rates

The Government has announced that it will bring forward changes to the personal income tax rates that were due to apply from 1 July 2022, so that these changes now apply from 1 July 2020 (i.e., from […]

$150,000 instant asset write-off extended

Asset investment write-off extension gives farmers and suppliers options

Farmers have applauded the federal government’s decision to extend its $150,000 instant asset investment write-off offer until December after many businesses highlighted the previous deadline was too short to make practical use of the incentive.

The instant investment depreciation write-off was initially announced in […]

Accelerated depreciation Stimulus package

The government has announced that business with less than $500m in turnover will receive accelerated depreciation deductions for new assets up to 30 June 2021.

This accelerated depreciation is available for assets in the first year of deductions for the asset, and will be 50% of the installed cost of the asset, with the remainder […]

Instant asset stimulus package for 2020 purchases

The instant asset write-off will be available for the majority of businesses during some part of the 2019/20 income year

Between 12 March 2020 to 30 June 2020, businesses with up to $500m in turnover will get an instant asset write-off for assets first installed and ready for use under $150k.

In the legislation, the […]

Economic Stimulus Package

Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Package

The Government has announced a $17.6 billion economic plan to keep Australians in jobs, keep businesses in business and support households and the economy as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the coronavirus.

The targeted stimulus package is focused on keeping Australians in jobs and […]

Tradies claiming tax deductions

Tradies: Some tax claims pivot on how you operate

Working tradies need to be certain about what can or can’t be claimed on their annual tax return.

A lot of the time, what you can claim depends on whether you’re an employee tradie or a small business (that is, operating as a sole trader, partnership, […]