EXTENDING THE INSTANT ASSET WRITE-OFF

The Morrison Government continues to back small business with the announcement that it will extend the $150,000 instant asset write-off for six months to 31 December 2020. 

Sunshine Coast businesses with annual turnover of less than $500 million will be able to take advantage of this extended timeframe to invest in assets to support their business as the economy reopens and coronavirus health restrictions continue to be eased. 

These measures will support over 3.5 million businesses nationally, employing more than 9.7 million employees. They are designed to support businesses sticking with investment they had planned, and encourage business to bring investment forward to support economic growth over the near term. 

The instant asset write-off also helps to improve cash flow for businesses by bringing forward tax deductions for eligible expenditure. The threshold applies on a per asset basis, so eligible businesses can immediately write-off multiple assets provided each costs less than $150,000. 

Mr Ted O’Brien MP, Federal Member for Fairfax said, “this extension is great news for local businesses, giving them additional time to acquire and install assets, as they will now have until the end of the year.” 

“Assets can be new or second hand and could include for example a truck for a delivery business or a tractor for a farming business or a commercial coffee machine for a café or restaurant.” 

Hardworking Australian businesses can rest assured that the Morrison Government will do all that is necessary to support them to bounce back stronger and get to the other side of this crisis. 

“Local business are the lifeblood of our economy and I want to do everything I can to assist them through this difficult time”, Mr O’Brien said.