November 2011 Newsletter
Small business depreciation rule changes on the horizon
The Government has sought comments on draft legislation which proposes to make various tax law changes concerning the small business depreciation rules that apply to small business entities. The changes are subject to the passage of the mining tax legislation as well as the carbon tax legislation in Parliament. However, should these taxes be successfully implemented, the proposed changes could improve cash flow and reduce compliance costs for small businesses. The proposed changes include increasing the instant asset write-off threshold from $1,000 to $6,500, and simplifying the current depreciation pooling arrangements to allow small businesses to depreciate some assets more quickly. The changes are proposed to apply from the 2012–2013 income year.