Pitcher Partners' coverage of the 2017-18 Federal Budget

16-May-2017 12:35 | Tracy Dawson (Administrator)

Pitcher Partners' comprehensive analysis of the 2017-18 Federal Budget is now available.

Overview

This Budget continues the intent of gradually returning to surplus over the medium term, with the Budget expected to balance in 2021 and remaining in surplus thereafter. But it's a case of relying on regulation, not innovation, to find savings in the Budget.

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Personal Income Tax

There are no changes to personal income tax rates proposed in the Budget, however the Medicare Levy will increase from 2% to 2.5% from 1 July 2019.

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Superannuation

No major superannuation changes, but the Government has announced housing affordability measures and tax integrity measures applying to specific superannuation investments.

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Small Business

The instant asset write-off is being extended, but access to the small business CGT concessions will be tightened.

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Property

The Government has introduced two new measures to restrict the availability of deductions in respect of residential investment property, expecting to save $800 million over the forward estimates.

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International Tax Measures

Foreign residents owning or looking to invest in Australian real estate have been targeted in the Government’s housing affordability measures.

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Finance and Investment

A major bank levy will be imposed on Authorised Deposit Institutions. The Government has also introduced tax incentives to encourage investment in affordable accommodation.

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Indirect Taxes

A range of indirect tax measures have been announced in the Federal Budget.

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Fintech and Innovation

A number of amendments were expected to address uncertainties with the current tax concessions relating to Fintech startups. These did not materialise.

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Tax Integrity

The ATO continues to focus on the black economy and organised crime.

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Infrastructure

The Federal Government will seek to boost the economy by investing an additional $20 billion in transport infrastructure over the next ten years.

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Contact

Scott Treatt

Partner, Tax Consulting

+61 2 9228 2284

scott.treatt@pitcher.com.au


Pitcher Partners Sydney

Level 22 MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000

www.pitcher.com.au


Contact

Scott Treatt

Partner

+61 2 9228 2284

scott.treatt@pitcher.com.au


Pitcher Partners Sydney

Level 22 MLC Centre, 19 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000

www.pitcher.com.au

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