CLOSE to 300,000 Australian small businesses have taken advantage of the Federal Government’s instant asset write-off according to 2015-16 tax office data, including 3,105 in Leichhardt.
Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said the instant asset write-off is directly helping small businesses to increase their bottom line and improve cash flow, which means more investment and job creation in our local economy.
“In 2015-16, the number of claims increased by 50,550, and the average amount claimed increased by $4,065 to $9,000. This means more money in the pockets of small businesses in Leichhardt so they can grow their businesses and employ more workers,” Mr Entsch said.
“That is why the Federal Government increased the per-asset threshold of the instant asset write-off from $1,000 to $20,000 and extended the program in the Budget until 30 June 2018.
“Cash flow is so important for small business operators, and the instant asset write-off means tradies can invest in better tools, cafes and restaurants can upgrade their equipment, and all small businesses can reinvest to grow their business,” Mr Entsch said.
“These great results are set to continue with tens of thousands more small businesses able to access the instant asset write-off thanks to the Federal Government’s increase in the small business turnover threshold to $10 million per year.
“The extension of the instant asset write-off is just one part of the Government’s plan to boost the economy and help small businesses invest and grow,” Mr Entsch said.
Small businesses are reaping the benefits of lower taxation after the Coalition Government recently secured tax cuts for around 3.2 million small and medium Australian businesses employing
5.6 million workers as part of its Ten Year Enterprise Tax Plan in the 2016–17 Budget.
You can find out more about the Coalition Government’s small business measures at www.business.gov.au/smallbusiness.