The recent federal budget announcement brought with it some good news for Australian businesses with a boost in instant asset write-offs both in terms of the threshold as well as a number of businesses now eligible.

This means:

  • The threshold for the SME instant asset write-off has increased to $30,000, which is up from $20,000
  • Eligible businesses now include those with a turnover of less than $50 million, which is up from $10 million
  • The announcement applies to equipment purchased and installed ready for use between 2 April 2019 until 30 June 2020, up to the value of $30,000.

It’s not a government grant and it’s not an injection of cash. But what it does do is allow businesses to reduce their tax paid this year by claiming the full asset write-off in this financial year instead of writing it off over the life of the asset. Tax bills will be lower now, but higher in future years.

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