Reducing confusion on the tax break incentive

To help reduce confusion, click here for details on the tax break (investment allowance) offered by the federal government from late last year and enhanced in this year’s budget:

The Small Business and General Business Tax Break legislation has received Royal Assent and is now law.

The business tax break, in the form of an investment allowance, provides:

Small business entities (turnover of less than $2 million a year):

An additional tax deduction of 50 per cent of the cost of eligible new tangible depreciating assets where the business commits to investing in the asset between 13 December 2008 and 31 December 2009 and first uses the asset, or installs it ready for use, or (in the case of new investment in an existing asset) brings the asset to its modified or improved state on or before 31 December 2010.

Other business entities (turnover of $2 million or more a year):

  • an additional tax deduction of 30 per cent of the cost of eligible new tangible depreciating assets where the business commits to investing in the asset between 13 December 2008 and 30 June 2009 and first uses the asset, or installs it ready for use, or brings the asset to its modified or improved state on or before 30 June 2010.
  • an additional tax deduction of 10 per cent of the cost of eligible new tangible depreciating assets where the business commits to investing in the asset between 13 December 2008 and 30 June 2009 and first uses the asset, or installs it ready for use, or brings the asset to its modified or improved state between 1 July 2010 and 31 December 2010.
  • an additional tax deduction of 10 per cent of the cost of eligible new tangible depreciating assets where the business commits to investing in the asset between 1 July 2009 and 31 December 2009 and first uses the asset, or installs it ready for use, or brings the asset to its modified or improved state on or before 31 December 2010.

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