Federal Budget 2020 - At A Glance
In this article we have summarised the high level points to take from the 2020 Federal Budget.
More than 11 million Australians will receive tax cuts, with a permanent cut of $47 a week for high-income earners.
Middle-income earners will also receive a one-off $21 with extension of the low and middle-income tax offset into 2020-21.
From 2020-21, the upper limit of the 19% personal income tax bracket will rise to $45,000 and the 32.5% marginal tax rate upper threshold will lift from $90,000 to $120,000.
The government has announced two additional economic support payments of $250 to pensioners and other eligible recipients, worth $2.6bn.
There will be an extension of the Job Keeper payment support for a further six months until 28 March 2021.
Extension of the COVID-19 supplement until 31 December 2020 at a rate of $250 per fortnight from 25 September 2020.
The Morrison government will pay businesses up to $200 per week to hire young Australians as part of a $4bn budget measure that aims to reverse an increase in youth unemployment during the recession.
The new incentive will target firms that employ young workers who had previously been receiving jobseeker.
The government is also pledging to cover half the wages of 100,000 new apprenticeships and traineeships.
Businesses with a turnover of less than $5bn will be able to deduct the full cost of capital assets purchased from today and first used or installed by 30 June 2022.
Small and medium businesses will also be able to apply “full expensing” to second-hand assets; businesses earning $50m to $500m will be able to do so for assets of less than $150,000.
An additional 10,000 places in first home loan deposit scheme in 2020-21 to support the purchase of a new home or a newly built home.
Australians will automatically keep their superannuation fund when they change employers, stopping the creation of unintended multiple accounts in an attempt to save on unnecessary fees.
A new online YourSuper comparison tool will help people compare the performance of funds which will be required to meet an annual performance test, helping you make the best choice for your super.
23,000 new packages for older Australians waiting to receive at home care, at a cost of $1.6bn.
$750m in funding for Covid-19 testing and $171m for the extended operation of up to 150 dedicated respiratory clinics to manage and diagnose Covid-19 cases.
A targeted capital gains tax exemption for granny flat arrangements where there is a formal written agreement, applying to arrangements with older Australians or those with a disability.
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