2nd June, 2020 ยท bulletin

Instant Asset Write-Off Expansion and
Vehicles

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The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has provided information about how the instant asset write-off expansion applies to vehicles. You can now download a PDF (143KB) answering some common questions, including:

  • Does the instant asset write-off threshold apply equally to all vehicles?
  • Can I claim the full cost if I use my vehicle for business and private use?
  • When working out the carrying capacity of my vehicle, does it include passengers and fuel weight?
  • I’ve purchased a vehicle. What do I claim when I’ve traded-in a vehicle as part of the transaction?
  • Can I claim under the increased instant asset write-off if I’ve ordered and paid for my vehicle by 30 June 2020, but not yet received it?
  • Is GST included in the cost of the vehicle?

From 12 March 2020 until 30 June 2020, the instant asset write-off threshold for each asset has been increased to $150,000 and eligibility has been expanded to cover businesses with an aggregated turnover of less than $500 million.

From 1 July 2020, the instant asset write-off threshold will revert to $1,000 and only available for small businesses with a turnover of less than $10 million.

For more information about the instant asset write-off, including eligibility criteria and the different thresholds, visit ato.gov.au/instantassetwriteoff.

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