Tax relief for small and medium-sized businesses

| November 13, 2018

Millions of small and medium–sized businesses across Australia will pay less tax five years sooner, with new laws fast-tracking tax relief for the sector passing Parliament, last month.

Australian Treasurer, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP said in a statement that this is great news for the 3.3 million small and medium-sized businesses and the seven million Australians they employ.

“This means businesses will keep more of their own money – that’s money they can invest back into their business, to create jobs, to boost their productivity and grow,” he said.

“From 2021-22, a business with a turnover below $50 million will have a tax rate of just 25 per cent, five years earlier than planned. Similar timing changes will also apply to the roll out of the 16 per cent tax discount for unincorporated businesses.

“For example, a small business such as a café that makes $100,000 profit will have an additional $1,500 in 2020-21 and $2,500 in 2021-22.”

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