Author: Minna Zhu, Tax and Business Services Manager Date Posted: 18 May 2015
What is a ‘Small Business’? First of all, it’s important to note that you have to be a small business to qualify for all the business tax measures outlined in the 2015 Federal Budget package. That means your business must have an aggregated annual turnove
What is a ‘Small Business’? First of all, it’s important to note that you have to be a small business to qualify for all the business tax measures outlined in the 2015 Federal Budget package. That means your business must have an aggregated annual turnover of less than $2m. (The aggregated annual turnover is the total turnover of your business, your connected entities and your affiliates).
Small Business Tax Cut From July 1 2015, the business tax rate payable by small companies will fall from 30 per cent to 28.5 per cent, in a move expected to benefit nearly 800,000 businesses. Better still, the current maximum 30 per cent franking credit will still be available to the shareholders of these companies.
Small businesses who operate through unincorporated structure (e.g. sole trader, partnership or trust) will receive a 5% discount on the tax payable on the profits from their business, up to a maximum of $1,000 per individual. The discount will be given in the form of a tax offset through their year-end tax return. Instant tax deduction for asset purchases of $20,000 or less It is anticipated 75% of all SME’s will claim the $20,000 tax write-off announced in this year’s budget.
From now until 30 June 2017, small businesses are able to claim an immediate tax deduction for all assets acquired for use in the business up to a value of $20,000 (from current limit of $1,000) per asset. This is no limit of how many assets you can claim.
Businesses can make purchases before June 30, 2015 and see an almost immediate reduction in their business tax liability for 2015.
On top of the deduction of new assets, if the balance of a Small Business General Pool is under $20,000, an immediate deduction could be claimed for the whole balance.
A little caution need to be exercised here. In particular, note the following:
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