Federal Budget 2016: Company and Business Highlights

Federal Budget 2016: Company and Business Highlights

Australian businessmen shaking hands

There are some tinkering at the edges for business:

  • The company tax rate will be reduced from 30% to 25% over 10 years.  Good: this will make Australia relatively more competitive with other jurisdictions (e.g. New Zealand 28%, Singapore 17%).  Bad: (1) we are still lagging behind many other countries encouraging companies to direct their earnings to be taxed in lower-tax jurisdictions (2) changing the tax rate multiple times over the next 10 years is an administrative and bureaucratic nightmare only a Government could think to do

  • The small business entity turnover threshold will be increased from $2m to $10m from 1 July 2016, allowing more business to access various income tax concessions (e.g. immediate deduction for assets under $20,000)

  • The unincorporated small business tax discount will continue, and will be expanded over 10 years.

Federal Budget 2016: Superannuation Caps Galore

Federal Budget 2016: Superannuation Caps Galore

Federal Budget 2016: Superannuation - some good news

Federal Budget 2016: Superannuation - some good news