Changes to Depreciation Rules 2013 Onwards - Small Businesses

Changes to simpler depreciation rules apply from the 2012-13 year as follows:

  • the small business instant asset write-off threshold has increased from $1,000 to $6,500
  • small businesses can claim an accelerated initial deduction for motor vehicles acquired in 2012-13 and subsequent years
  • the long life small business pool and the general small business pool have been consolidated into a single pool to be written off at one rate.
These changes only apply to if you are a small business that has an aggregated turnover of less than $2 million. Aggregated turnover includes the annual turnover of your small business and the annual turnovers of any connected or affiliated businesses.

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