2012 Tax Changes – Entrepreneurs tax offset
Entrepreneurs’ tax offset
Last year, the government announced the entrepreneurs’ tax offset would be scrapped in order to help fund the $5,000 deduction for any vehicle purchase – that will take effect from next month.
The offset provided businesses an offset equal to 25% of the income tax payable on business income. While the move is a disappointing one for small business, it was only available for entrepreneurs earning less than $75,000 a year.
On the upside, businesses will now be able to access an immediate $5,000 deduction for all vehicle purchases from next month.