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2019: Tax Time Checklists - Individuals; Company; Trust; Partnership; and Super Funds
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Alert - Online Share Accommodation
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Victorian Property Valuation Cycle
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Australia - toward EOFY 2019
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Australian Taxation Office (ATO) expects 200,000 to miss out on refunds by failing to lodge
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Biggest personal tax cuts in a decade a priority for Government
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Crypto transactions in ATO sights with new data-matching program
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Government to establish $2 billion fund for small business lending
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Small business corporate tax rates Bill is now law
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ATO set to issue excess super contribution determinations
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How's Australia going as we approach the election?
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Single Touch Payroll (STP) is compulsory for all small businesses.
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Federal Budget 2019 - Overview
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How the 2019 Federal Budget affects you
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FBT Reminder – Odometer Reading
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‘Big awareness push’ underway as STP deadline approaches
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GST collection on overseas goods at 300% of forecasts
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The problem with getting to 53 years of age.
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Quarter 2 of, 2016 archive
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Reminder – Salary and Wages PAYG Shortfall
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$20,000 Asset Write Off Reminder
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Danger for buyers of Australian property of $2 million plus
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Budget 2016-17
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FBT Time
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Fringe Benefits Tax – Company Holiday Home
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Fringe Benefits Tax – Nil
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Estate Planning - early inheritance
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ATO issues SMSF tax warning
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ATO seeks to dispel LRBA panic
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Financial tools your family and friends can use.
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$20,000 Asset Write Off Reminder
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Tax office issues warning on imminent rule change
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Age Pension means-test prevents rational decision-making
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Locking Up Bank Accounts
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ATO figures show property investors missing out on tax breaks
$20,000 Asset Write Off Reminder

 

This 2015/16 Federal Budget incentive, was a short-term measure to allow small businesses an immediate write off for depreciating assets acquired, which costs less than $20,000.

       

This measure is still relevant for full 2016 year, but ceases on 1 July 2017.

A prerequisite is a small business entity, which requires firstly a business and secondly annual aggregated turnover of less than $2 million (turnover of entities connected with or affiliates).

The legislation was relatively simple to implement, because the existing threshold for similar deductions had been $1,000, but for acquisitions after budget night and for the next two years, the threshold was lifted to $20,000.

The item does not need to be new.  It does have to be a depreciating asset, which implies it has a limited affective life.

The asset must be used or installed ready for use.

The deduction is limited to the “taxable purpose portion” which means if the asset is used 40% for business purposes and the asset has a cost of less than $20,000, then 40% of the “depreciation” is claimable.

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