2019/20 Budget Update
The Government handed down the 2019/20 Federal Budget on Tuesday 2 April 2019.
Some of the important proposals include:
– Increasing and expanding access to the instant asset write-off from 7:30pm (AEDT) on 2 April 2019. (i.e. ‘Budget night’) until 30 June 2020, as follows:
- Increasing the instant asset write-off threshold from $25,000 to $30,000.
- Making the instant asset write-off available to medium sized businesses (with aggregated annual turnover of $10 million or more, but less that $50 million).
– Allowing individuals aged 65 and 66 years to:
- make voluntary superannuation contributoins (both concessional and non-concessional) without meeting the work test from 1 July 2020; and
- make up to three years of non-concessional contributions under the bring-forward rude (without satisfying the work test).
– Increasing the upper threshold of the 19% personal income tax bracket to $45,000 from 1 July 2022, and reducing the 32.5% marginal tax rate to 30% from 1 July 2024 (in addition to changes already legislated)
– Increasing the Low and Middle Income Tax Offset (‘LAMITO’), with effect from the 2019 income year, to provide tax relief of up to $1,080 per annum, as well as an increased base amount of $255 per annum.
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