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Key business announcements in the Federal Budget

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The 2021 Federal Budget has provided extensions to two tax schemes for small to medium-sized businesses. These extensions are designed to encourage business investment and to provide a short-term cash flow increase.

1. Extension to the temporary full expensing scheme

Under the temporary full expensing scheme, small and medium-sized businesses will be able to claim the total cost of all new asset purchases as tax deductions until the end of the 2022/23 financial year.

This measure was first announced in the October 2020 Federal Budget and was scheduled to cease at the end of the 2021/22 financial year. It allows businesses with an annual turnover up to $5 billion to immediately deduct the full cost of assets bought, rather than having to depreciate them over several years.

2. Extension to the temporary loss carry-back scheme

Another key tax measure being extended is the temporary loss-carry back scheme. This scheme aims to help small to medium-sized businesses that are still struggling from the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions. It allows any losses to be claimed as an offset against previously taxed profits.

Up until the end of the 2022/23 financial year, businesses will be able to offset losses against profits made as far back as the 2018/19 financial year to receive a tax refund. The refund value is limited to the amount of the business’ previously taxed profits.

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