But not for a few years…
As we have previously discussed here, there are two company tax rates. They are 30%, or if the company has an aggregated turnover under $50m ($25m last year) and has less than 80% of its income from “base rate passive income”, the rate is 27.5%.
In the Treasury Laws Amendment (Lower Taxes For Small and Medium Businesses) Bill 2018 ONLY the rate of 27.5% changes. The same companies are eligible for the lower rate, but that rate will be:
– 26% from 1 July 2020; and
– 25% from 1 July 2021.
So the difference between to top marginal rate and the company rate for small and medium businesses goes to 22%. That is not going to encourage warehousing income in companies??? More PSI cases and more Div 7A ideas…
This Bill also increases the Small Business Income Tax Offset to 13% from 1 July 2020 and 16% from 1 July 2021… But as this offset is capped at $1,000 from 1 July 2021, if you have more than $6,250 of income from your small business, the 16% rate gets you to $1,000.