More taxpayers can access the benefits of being an 'SBE'
Broadly speaking, for the year ending 30 June 2017, a business taxpayer will be an SBE if its ‘aggregated turnover’ is less than $10,000,000.
That is, where the business' ‘aggregated turnover’ (taking into account the turnover of the entity carrying on the business and the turnover of its related parties) is less than $10,000,000.
It will be able to access most of the concessions available to SBE taxpayers, including:
- the lower corporate tax rate of 27.5%;
- the SBE simplified depreciation rules, including the ability to claim an immediate deduction for assets costing less than $20,000;
- the simplified trading stock rules;
- the small business restructure rollover relief;
- deductions for certain prepaid business expenditure made in the 2017 income year;
- the simplified method for paying PAYG instalments calculated by the ATO;
- the FBT car parking exemption;
- Expanded access to the FBT exemption for portable electronic devices;
- Ability to claim an immediate deduction for start-up expenses; and
- The option to account for GST on a cash basis and pay GST instalments as calculated by the ATO.
If you would like to discuss this please contact our office.