Personal Tax Quick Guide   2010/11


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 2010 % Tax on this income
$0 - 6,000 0 Nil
$6,001 - 37,000 15 15 cents for each $1 over $6,000
$37,001 - 80,000 30 $4,650 plus 30 cents for each $1 over $37,000
$80,001 - 180,000 37 $17,550 plus 37 cents for each $1 over $80,000
$180,001+ 45 $54,550 plus 45 cents for each $1 over $180,000

Low income rebate : $1,500. Full entitlement where income is less than $30,000 and then reducing by
4 cents in every dollar, ceasing where income reaches $67,500. Effective tax-free threshold for low income

earners is $16,000.

Senior Australian tax offset : $2,230 singles, $1,602 for each partner in a couple. Tax free income is
therefore $30,685 for singles and $26,680 for couples. New income tests apply to this offset to include reportable superannuation contributions, net investment losses and fringe benefits.

Medicare levy : 1.5%. Low income threshold: $18,488 for individuals and $31,196 for families
Medicare levy surcharge thresholds : Additional 1% surcharge may apply to those without adequate hospital insurance. $73,000 for individuals and $146,000 for families.



Non-resident income tax rates

The following income tax rates apply to taxable income.

From 1 July 2010 % Tax on this income
$0 - 37,000 29 29 cents for each $1 of income up to $37,000
$37,001 - 80,000 30 $10,730 plus 30 cents for each $1 over $37,000
$80,001 - 180,000 37 $23,630 plus 37 cents for each $1 over $80,000
$180,001+ 45 $60,630 plus 45 cents for each $1 over $180,000



Description Amount ($) 
Maximum Government co-contribution (sliding scale applies according to income) 1,000
Maximum income level to receive maximum co-contribution 31,920
Threshold income level to receive any co-contribution 61,920 
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 25,000 
Concessional contributions annual limit age 50+ (2008 - 2012) 50,000 

Superannuation Guarantee to be paid by employers - Minimum 9%. Proposed gradual increase

from 9% to 12% commencing 1 July 2013, subject to legislation.
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.

2010 Income tax return lodgement dates


Description   Deadline date
Individuals not with a tax agent   31 October 2010

Individuals who had more than $20,000 tax payable on their 2009

tax return, who were on a tax agent's lodgement program prior to

31 October 2010

  31 March 2011

Individuals who were on a tax agent's lodgement program prior to

31 October 2010

  15 May 2011


Individuals not registered with a tax agent by 31 October 2010 will still be required to lodge their income

tax returns by 31 October 2010, even if the agent prepares the return.

Motor vehicle rates for period 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010


Ordinary cars (cc) Rate per km
0 - 1600 63 cents
1601 - 2600 74 cents
2601 + 75 cents

Medical expenses

A 20% tax offset for net medical expenses over $2,000 (was $1,500 for the 2009/10 year). Therapeutic costs,
such as physiotherapy, unless prescribed by a doctor are not eligible for this offset. For more details, refer to our
FocusOn Medical Expenses online.

New Income Test

A new income test applies from 1 July 2009 for a range of Centrelink benefits, tax concessions and obligations.

This test includes adding back salary sacrificed superannuation contributions, net investment losses and tax-free

government pensions. The new test is known as Adjusted Taxable Income.

Baby Bonus & Parental Leave

The bonus is a payment of $5,185 per eligible child paid over 13 fortnights. It is payable to families with adjusted

taxable income of less than $75,000 six months following the birth of the child. From January 2011 paid parental

leave is also available. Contact us for assistance in determining which scheme is best for you.

Child Care Rebate

The rebate is available to parents who place their child in care while working, looking for work or studying for
more than 15 hours per week. The rebate is 50% of out-of-pocket expenses paid for approved care up to a
limit of $7,500 per child for the year.

Family Tax Benefit & Education Tax Refund

Family Tax Benefit Part A is available to families subject to income limits and the Education Tax Refund is
available for those families eligible for FTB Part A.  Please note that FTB Part B is subject to an income test
of $150,000 of Adjusted Taxable Income.

2010-2011 HELP Repayments


HELP Repayment Income Repayment Rate
Below $44,912 Nil
$44,912 to $50,028 4% of HRI*
$50,029 to $55,143 4.5% of HRI
$55,144 to $58,041 5% of HRI
$58,042 to $62,390 5.5% of HRI
$62,390 to $67,570 6% of HRI
$67,571 to $71,126 6.5% of HRI
$71,127 to $78,273 7% of HRI
$78,274 to $83,407 7.5% of HRI
$83,408 and above 8% of HRI


*HELP Repayment Income (HRI) = Taxable income plus net investment losses, reportable fringe benefits,

reportable super contributions and exempt foreign employment income.

Depreciation limits for work-related and rental capital purchases


$300 Assets under $300 can be written off at the time of purchase
$1,000 Assets costing between $300 and $1,000 can be depreciated using accelerated rates
$1,000+ Assets costing more than $1,000 are depreciated using standard rates provided by the ATO

Capital Gains Tax


Commencement : Charged on gains made on assets acquired after 19 September 1985.
Discount : For individuals, 50% reduction in capital gain for assets held for more than
12 months excluding the date of purchase and date of sale

Rate of Tax : The gain is added to taxable income and taxed at marginal rates.
Purchase / sale date : Date contract for sale/purchase signed, not date of settlement.

Disclaimer: This publication has been prepared on the basis of information available at the date of preparation. The information is general in nature and is not to be taken as substitute for specific professional advice. We recommend that our advice be sought on specific issues prior to acting on transactions affected.