Australian Federal Budget 2021-22

Lower taxes and business tax relief

Tax cuts for low- and middle-income earners

Personal income tax cuts to support low- and middle-income earners worth up to $1,080 for individuals or up to $2,160 for couples.

The additional year of the low and middle income tax offset (LMITO) will provide tax cuts of up to $7,020 for individuals, and up to $14,040 for couples, in total over the period from 2018-19 to 2021‑22.

Business tax incentives

Reducing the tax rate for small and medium companies to 25 per cent from 1 July 2021.

The Government is supporting business investment by extending temporary full expensing and temporary loss carry-back for an additional year.

Supporting home ownership

New Home Guarantee

The Government is providing a further 10,000 places under the New Home Guarantee in 2021-22, specifically for first home buyers seeking to build a new home or purchase a newly built home with a deposit of as little as five per cent.

Family Home Guarantee

The Government is providing a pathway to home ownership to support single parents with dependants, regardless of whether they are a first home buyer or a previous owner-occupier. From 1 July 2021, 10,000 guarantees will be made available over four years to eligible single parents with dependants to build a new home or purchase an existing home with a deposit of as little as two per cent, subject to an individual’s ability to service a loan.

First Home Super Saver Scheme

From 1 July 2022, the Government will increase the maximum amount of voluntary contributions that can be released under the First Home Super Saver Scheme from $30,000 to $50,000.

Global business and talent

The Government has introduced a new Global Talent visa and Temporary Activity visa and will modernise the framework for individual tax residency, to encourage highly skilled individuals to relocate to Australia.

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