What is it and am I eligible?

The Government has announced an investment tax break for business.  The tax break, in the form of an investment allowance will provide:
  • an additional tax deduction of 30 per cent of the cost of eligible new depreciating assets acquired under a contract, or started to be constructed, after 12.01am AEDT 13 December 2008 and before the end of June 2009 and installed ready for use by the end of June 2010.
  • an additional tax deduction of 10 per cent of the cost of eligible new depreciating assets acquired under a contract, or started to be constructed, between 1 July 2009 and 31 December 2009 and installed ready for use by the end of December 2010.
New expenditure on existing assets may also qualify.
For both periods, small businesses will be able to claim the deduction for eligible assets costing $1,000 or more. Small businesses must have a turnover of less than $2 million a year to qualify.  For other businesses, a minimum expenditure threshold of $10,000 applies.

What do I need to do?

Other than knowing how the above rules apply, there is nothing you need to do to claim this capital allowance concession. We will do all that for you in the preparation of you tax return for the 2009 financial year. However, feel free to call us if you have any queries at all.