BUDGET 2019: Government’s tax relief will ‘make a big difference to Indian community’

April 4, 2019 no comment kartik

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced income tax relief for low and middle-income earners in the Federal Budget 2019-20. Calculate how much money will you get as tax relief.

In his first Budget speech, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has handed down a pre-election budget for the Coalition government with a budget surplus of 7.1 billion dollars for 2019/20 and announced more tax relief for low and middle-income earners.

“As part of our plan for a stronger economy, we will provide tax relief to Australian taxpayers with immediate relief for low- and middle-income earners,” Minister Frydenberg told Parliament.

“The Government will provide additional tax relief to hard-working Australians by more than doubling the low and middle-income tax offset.

“Low- and middle-income earners will receive a benefit of up to $1,080 for low- and middle-income earners to support consumption growth and ease the cost of living pressures. That’s up to $2,160 for a dual income family.

“Taxpayers will be able to access the offset after they lodge their end of year tax returns from 1 July 2019, which is in just 13 weeks’ time,” he announced.

Immediate relief to low-and-middle-income earners

The tax relief of up to $1,080 for singles or up to $2,160 for dual income families will be available for 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 income years.

Individuals with taxable incomes up to $37,000 will have their tax reduced by up to $255.

This will increase incrementally for those earning between $37,000 and $48,000.

The maximum offset of $1,080 will be available to taxpayers with taxable incomes between $48,000 and $90,000.

The offset then gradually reduces to zero at a taxable income of $126,000.

The offset will be received as a lump sum on assessment after individuals lodge their tax returns.

“This will assist more than 10 million Australians, with around 4.5 million individuals receiving the full offset for the 2018-19 income year.

“The maximum offset of $1,080 is more than double the offset of $530 announced in the 2018-19 Budget. The base amount has also increased from $200 to $255 for those earning up to $37,000.

“This additional tax relief will reward hard-working Australians, support consumption growth and ease cost of living pressures for low- and middle‑income earners by putting more of their money back in their pockets to spend, save or invest,” the Treasurer said.

Tax relief will ‘make a big difference to the Indian community’

The government’s announcement of tax relief will make a big difference to most Indians living in Australia as they are employed and receive a salary.

Tonight’s tax relief will make a big difference to a majority of Indian community as most of the Indian migrants are into jobs

Economic theory says any amount of disposable income increases one’s wellbeing. When consumption increases, people feel happy. $1080 for single-income family and $2160 for double income families will allow them to make that one-off big purchase once a year.

Any tax relief is always welcome. This time they have doubled it from last year.

Source:SBS Hindi




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