A simple summary comparison of the Coalition and Labor policies

There’s been a lot happening in Canberra over this last week with the Federal Budget announcement, the Labor Party reply speech and of course, all the talk of the upcoming Federal election.

One thing that has become clear is that the tax policies of the major parties with particular reference to tax cuts – including who will get them, how much and when – will form a cornerstone of this election campaign.

To clear the somewhat muddied waters we have provided a comparison of the Coalition and Labor Party tax policies which have been outlined at this stage.  This may change over the course of the election campaign but it’s a good starting point.

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Business Transformation, Technology & Risk Specialists Join Holman Hodge

In response to rapidly changing attitudes towards organisational transformation and risk, one progressive South Australian professional services firm has established a specialist team to guide clients through the challenges of organisational change, risk mitigation, future-proofing and technology evolution.

Adelaide-based firm Holman Hodge has recognised the need to provide additional breadth and depth to their traditional accounting, tax and business advisory services.

“We looked at ways to complement our current services,” said Paul Holman, Managing Director of Holman Hodge. “However, we wanted to ensure that any new specialist who joins us brings experience, knowledge and courage of conviction, but also shares the warm, personal approach for which Holman Hodge prides itself.”

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Holman Hodge Client Update – Jan 2019

2019 – A year of change

With a new year upon us, it seemed a good time to consider some of the changes we may see in 2019.

There will be a Federal Election

We know there will be a Federal election this year and at this stage, we expect it to be held in May.

The current Government hasn’t yet released much information around its’ proposed tax changes however, they have moved the Federal Budget announcement forward by about a month to Tuesday 4 April which is when we expect to see their proposed changes outlined.

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Holman Hodge Client Update – Nov 2018

Reduction in small business company tax rate brought forward

It took Parliament just 3 days to introduce, debate and pass legislation to bring forward the reduction in the corporate tax rate for small and medium businesses.

The applicable tax rates will now be:

2017 – 2018 27.5%
2018 – 2019 27.5%
2019 – 2020 27.5%
2020 – 2021 26%
2021 – 2022 25%

The Small Business Income Tax Offset rate will also increase in 2020-2021 to 13% and to 16% in 2021-2022 but it is still capped at $1,000.

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SA State Budget 2018-2019

Impacts on small business in SA

On Tuesday 4 September 2018 the Treasurer Rob Lucas released the first Liberal Budget after 16 years in Opposition. We perhaps expected to see a budget with harsher cuts, however the Marshall Government seems intent on driving efficiency within the public sector where they can while still supporting infrastructure and jobs growth with the overall hope to provide better outcomes for SA.

For small business, the budget provides some real relief in the form of payroll tax reform, land tax changes and a reduction in the Emergency Services Levy.

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