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Budget in a Snapshot – 2019

Apr, 2019

Budget Highlights April 2019 (proposed but not legislated)


  • Increase to the Low and Middle Income Tax Offset (LAMITO) from 1/7/2018 of up to $1,080 non-refundable offset for taxpayers less than $90,000
  • Changes to personal tax rates from 1/7/2022, to increase 19% threshold from $37,000 to $45,000, then increase upper threshold for 32.5% tax bracket from $90,000 to $120,000.
  • Low Income Tax Offset Remains but will be replaced by 1/7/2022
  • Medicare levy low income thresholds increased for singles and families.
  • Extending compliance activities targeting individual taxpayers and tax agents particularly work related expenses and rental properties.

 Small Business

  • Increasing and expanding small business $25,000 immediate write off to $30,000 up to 30/6/2020.

This was changed from $20,000 to $25,000 on 29th Jan 2019.

TIP This means you can utilise this threshold for TWO more tax years ie 2019 and 2020.   The business must have turnover of under $10 million to access such concessions.

From 1st July 2020, it will revert back to $1,000 immediate deduction

  • Single Touch Payroll – expanded to government/welfare agencies


  • Removal of the work test , From 1st July, 2020 no work test required for those aged 65 and 66 in that year only with limited work test exemption for recent retirees to voluntary contribute.
  • Bring forward rule for those age 65 and 66 at current to make voluntary non – concessional contributions over 3 years
  • Increase age limit for spouse contributions – At current it is 70 to increase to 74 years of age. Currently those over 70 cant receive spouse contributions
  • Delay in start of insurance opt in –  to apply from 1st Oct 2019, to ensure insurances within superannuation is only offered on an opt in basis for account balances less then $6,000.

What we can do for you?

At Grima Accounting & Taxation, we like to provide solutions made simple. If you are unsure of your current tax position and want help before its too late. Please contact us at emma@grimaaccounting.com.au or visit https://calendly.com/grima to make an appointment.

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