COVID-19 economic recovery Bill receives assent
The COVID-19 economic recovery Bill containing several 2020-21 Federal Budget measures has now received assent as Act No 92 of 2020. The measures in the Treasury Laws Amendment (A Tax Plan For The COVID-19 Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 include:

Personal income tax cuts: increase to low income tax offset and changes to income tax thresholds brought forward, low and middle income tax offset retained for 2020-21.

Temporary loss carry back: corporate tax entities with an aggregated turnover of less than $5 billion to carry back a tax loss for the 2019-20, 2020-21 or 2021-22 income year and apply it against tax paid in a previous income year as far back as the 2018-19 income year.

Expanded access to certain small business entity concessions: eligible entities with aggregated turnover from $10 million to $50 million to have access to some existing small business GST, excise, FBT and income tax concessions in phases from 1 July 2020.

Research and development (R&D) tax incentive changes: expenditure threshold increase, changes to R&D tax offset rate and thresholds, and amendments to the R&D administrative framework.

Temporary full expensing of depreciating assets: businesses with aggregated turnover less than $5 billion will be able to deduct the full cost of eligible depreciable assets of any value in the year they are installed from 6 October 2020 to 30 June 2022.See our Budget bulletin for a further details of these measures.

Please contact our office if you wish discuss if you are eligible and tax benefits.

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