Australian Federal Budget 2016

May 6, 2016

The Treasurer, Scott Morrison, delivered his maiden Federal Budget speech on Tuesday 3 May 2016. With the expectation of a double dissolution election being called by the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, there was great expectations about the contents of the speech.

In summary, the Budget focuses on the following areas:
•A Ten Year Enterprise Tax Plan which aims to make Australian corporate tax more competitive in the global market;
•Incentives for early stage investors as part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda;
•A strategy for tackling the MNCs profit shifting;
•Substantial changes to superannuation; and
•Creation of a taskforce focused on tax compliance and avoidance.

From a deficit perspective, the Government plans to reduce the deficit from the current $39.9bn to $6bn by 2020 through a reduction in public spending, increased focus on tax compliance and provision of stimuli for jobs growth.

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Dianne Lee

Dianne Lee

Dianne has over 15 years of business tax experience and has experienced the expat lifestyle having worked in New York and studied in South Korea. Her areas of specialty include tax residency, capital gains tax planning, employee share schemes and family trusts.

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