Budget highlights

Budget Highlights for Business Owners

These are my Top Three highlights from the Federal Budget for small business owners.

Income Tax Cuts

The Stage 3 personal income tax cuts will commence from 1 July 2024 as previously legislated. From 1 July 2024 the 32.5% marginal tax rate will be cut to 30% for the $45,000 to $200,000 tax bracket. The 37% tax bracket will be entirely abolished at this time.

That means middle & higher income earners will pay less tax.

Total Full Expensing of Assets

The Small business instant asset write-off (immediate tax deduction) threshold will be $20,000 for small businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $10m for assets that are first used or installed ready for use between 1 July 2023 and 30 June 2024.

That means you could consider making necessary large (>$20K) asset purchases before 30 June 2023. However, don’t fall into the trap of buying something just to get a tax deduction. That is, don’t spend a dollar to save 25c.

Payday Super

Employers will be required to pay their employees’ super guarantee at the same time as their salary and wages from 1 July 2026.

That means your payroll & super payment processes needs to be more efficient. Additionally you will need to budget (have funds available) to pay employee’s super every pay day.

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