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Moves to make instant asset write-off permanent applauded

The federal opposition plans to make the instant asset write-off for SMEs a permanent feature of the tax system, which has been well received by advisers to small business.

News Reporter 15 May 2019
— 1 minute read

According to its costings, released last week, the Labor Party would retain the $30,000 instant asset write-off for SMEs, introduced as part of the government’s federal budget in April.

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Further, a new measure would enable all Australian businesses, regardless of size, to “immediately deduct 20 per cent of any new eligible asset worth more than $20,000”.

RSM Australia’s senior manager of tax services, Tracey Dunn, said that making the instant asset write-off a permanent fixture is a win for the small business community.

“Small businesses would be more likely to benefit from this measure if it were made a permanent part of tax legislation, reducing complexity and letting small businesses bring forward the purchase of business assets when the business is ready to grow,” she said.

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