12 May 09 Extension of Small Business and General Business Tax BreakThe Government will expand the Small Business and General Business Tax Break announced in the February 2009 Updated Economic and Fiscal Outlook to provide additional assistance to small businesses. A bonus deduction of 50% will be available to small businesses that acquire an eligible asset between 13 December 2008 and 31 December 2009 and install it ready for use by 31 December 2010. The previously announced 30% and 10% bonuses will continue to apply to all other businesses.
Small businesses only need to invest a minimum of $1,000 per asset in order to qualify for the Tax Break. Under enhancements to the Tax Break announced in March 2009, they can also amalgamate their expenditure on batches and sets of assets in order to meet this threshold.
For more information, see the Treasurer's media release, No 2009/61, 12 May 2009