Handy reckoner
Australian tax year 2008/09

 

Personal income tax       Non-resident income tax

Superannuation       Income tax lodgement dates

Medical expenses       Motor vehicle rates

FBT       Depreciation cost limit

ASIC lodgement       Victorian payroll tax

Victorian stamp duty

 

Personal income tax rates

The following income tax rates apply to taxable income.

 

From 1 July 2008 
  ($)
Rate
(%)
From 1 July 2009
  ($)
Rate
(%)
From 1 July 2010
($)
 
0 - 6,000 0 0 - 6,000 0 0 - 6,000 0
6,001 - 34,000 15 6,001 - 35,000 15 6,001 - 34,000 15
34,001 - 80,000 30 35,001 - 80,000 30 35,001 - 80,000 30
80,001 - 180,000 40 80,001 - 180,000 38 80,001 - 180,000 37
180,001+ 45 180,000+ 45 180,000+ 45

Low income rebate : $1200. Full entitlement where income is less than $30,000 and
then reducing by 4 cents in every dollar.

Senior Australian tax offset : $2,230 singles, $1,602 for each partner in a couple.
Tax free income is therefore $28,867 for singles and $49,360 for couples.

Medicare levy : 1.5%. Additional 1% surcharge may apply to those without adequate hospital insurance.
Low income threshold: $17,309 for individuals and $29,207 for families
Medicare levy surcharge thresholds : $100,000 for individuals and $150,000 for families

 

 

Non-resident income tax rates

From 1 July 2008 
  ($)
Rate
(%)
From 1 July 2009
  ($)
Rate
(%)
From 1 July 2010
($)
 
0 - 34,000 29 0 - 35,000 29 0 - 34,000 29
34,001 - 80,000 30 35,001 - 80,000 30 35,001 - 80,000 30
80,001 - 180,000 40 80,001 - 180,000 38 80,001 - 180,000 37
180,001+ 45 180,000+ 45 180,000+ 45

Superannuation

 

Description Amount ($) 
Lump sum tax free threshold 140,000
Maximum Government co-contribution (sliding scale applies according to income) 1,500
Maximum income level to receive maximum co-contribution 30,342 
Threshold income level to receive any co-contribution 60,342 
Personal after-tax superannuation contributions annual limit 150,000 
Maximum personal after-tax superannuation contributions over three years  450,000 
Concessional contributions (eg. employer contributions) annual limit 50,000 
Concessional contributions annual limit age 50+ (2008 - 2012) 100,000 
 

Superannuation Guarantee to be paid by employers - Minimum 9%
Maximum contribution base : $38,180 for each quarter
Super Guarantee payment due dates - 28 Oct 2008, 28 Jan 2009, 28 April 2009, 28 July 2009
SGC exclusions : Employees aged 70 or over - Part-time employees under 18 years of age -
Employees receiving salary or wages of less than $450 per month.
 

2008 Income tax return lodgement dates

 

Description   Deadline date
Individuals not with a tax agent   31 October 2008
Entities with one or more outstanding tax returns on
30 June 2008 (tax payable due 1 December 2008)
  31 October 2008
Large/medium companies (tax payable due 1 December 2008)   15 January 2009
Superannuation funds where this is the first return lodged   28 February 2009
Individuals who had more than $20,000 tax payable
on their 2007 tax return
  31 March 2009
Individuals and entities not due earlier   15 May 2009

Motor vehicle rates from 1 July 2007

 

Ordinary cars (cc) Rate per km (cents)
0 - 1600 58
1601 - 2600 69
2601 + 70

Medical expenses

Medical expenses tax offset : A 20% tax offset for net medical expenses over $1500.
Payments of medical expenses by employer do not reduce the offset but they may be subject to FBT.

FBT

FBT rate : 46.5%. Benchmark interest rate : 9% Lodgement date : 28 May 2009
Type 1 Gross-up factor : 2.0647 Type 2 Gross-up factor : 1.8692

Depreciation cost limit

$57,123 Maximum amount a car can be depreciated. Where the purchaser, or a party to a leasing
contract is registered, this is the GST exclusive amount.
Used to determine (1) Maximum amount of GST claimable on a new car purchase
and (2) Maximum leasing charges that can be claimed as a tax deduction on a car.

ASIC lodgement - Financial reports

Public companies (including companies limited by guarantee), disclosing entities, large proprietary
companies, managed investment schemes and small foreign controlled proprietary companies are all
required to lodge accounts.
 
Disclosing entities - Within 3 months of the end of the financial year.
All other companies - Within 4 months of the end of the financial year.
AGMs required to be held within 5 months of the end of the financial year.

ASIC lodgement - Change to director and company details

All companies - Within 28 days of the date of change.

Victorian payroll tax

Payroll tax rate : 4.95% effective from 1 July 2008.

Victorian land tax (Land held at 31 Dec. 2008)

 

Property value Rate
Up to $249,999 Nil
$250,000 to $599,999 $275 plus 0.2% for amount over $250,000
$600,000 to $999,999 $975 plus 0.5% for amount over $600,000
$1,000,000 to $1,799,999 $2,975 plus 0.8% for amount over $1,000,000
$1,800,000 to 2,999,999 $9,375 plus 1.3% for amount over $1,800,000
$3,000,000+ $24,975 plus 2.25% for amount over $3,000,000

Victorian stamp duty on transfer of real estate

 

Property value Rate
$0 - $25,000 1.4% of the value
$25,001 - $130,000 $350 plus 2.4% of the value over $25,000
$130,001 - $960,000 $2,870 plus 6% value over $130,000
$960,001+ 5.5% of the value

Victorian stamp duty on transfer of principal residence

 

Property value Rate
$0 - $25,000 1.4% of the value
$25,001 - $130,000 $350 plus 2.4% of the value over $25,000
$130,001 - $440,000 $2,870 plus 5% of the value over $130,000
$440,001 - $550,000 $18,370 plus 6% of the value over $440,000
$550,001 - $960,000 $28,070 plus 6% of the value over $550,000
$960,001+ 5.5% of the value
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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