Good news the instant asset write off for 20k is now law.
As we have explained before, it is a tax deduction for small business and not a refund.
Small business means you must have turnover of less than $2m.
Small businesses can immediately deduct one or more assets costing less than $20,000 purchased since 7.30pm 12 May 2015 in the financial year of purchase.
The deduction is claimed in the income year in which the asset is first used or installed ready for use.
Late changes by the ATO
The instant asset write-off threshold has increased to $20,000 (up from $1,000). This allows you to immediately deduct the business use portion of a depreciating asset that costs less than $20,000.
The changes apply
- to assets acquired after 7.30pm on 12 May 2015 until 30 June 2017,
- on a per asset basis, so several assets each costing less than $20,000 would qualify,
- to new and second hand assets.
Can you still write of the asset if it costs more than 20k?
No when an asset costs more than 20k (which can’t be immediately deducted) will continue to be deducted over time using a small business pool.
The low pool value threshold will also increase to $20,000. This means that an immediate deduction is available if the pool balance is less than $20,000 at the end of an income year.
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