Deal struck on Enterprise Tax Bill 

April 2017 

Small business tax thresholds set to change after Senate approves Enterprise Tax Bill

A last minute deal has been struck between the government and Senator Nick Xenophon to pass the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan) Bill 2016. The revised Bill enables: 

  • An increase to the aggregated turnover threshold to $10 million for access to small business tax concessions from 2016-17. 

  • Note that the current aggregated turnover threshold of $2 million will be retained for the small business CGT concessions. 

  • Progressive reductions in the corporate tax rate for base rate entities (corporate tax entities that carry on a business with an aggregated turnover of less than $50m) to: 

  • An increase to the aggregated turnover threshold to $5 million for access to the small business income tax offset from 2016-17

  • An increase to the unincorporated small business tax discount to 8% from 2016-17. The offset will be capped at $1,000. 

The final amendments exclude businesses with an aggregated turnover of $50 million or more from the tax cuts. These entities will continue to pay a corporate tax rate of 30%. 

The Bill has passed the Senate with amendment and will now go back to the House of Representatives where the Government holds a majority. The next sitting day to formally pass this Bill is 9 May. 

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