The Liberal-Nationals Government will deliver additional tax relief to more than 13,000 small and medium businesses in Bonner, five years earlier than planned.

Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said this is good news for locals.

“Lower company tax means more investment, more jobs and higher wages.”

“We will introduce legislation during the next session of Parliament, fast-tracking our business tax relief for small and medium businesses in Bonner.”

Across the country, this will provide tax relief for more than three million businesses that employ nearly seven million Australians.

This means businesses with a turnover below $50 million will face a tax rate of just 25 per cent in 2021-22 rather than from 2026-27 as currently legislated. Similar timing changes will apply to the roll out of the 16 per cent tax discount for unincorporated businesses.

“By fast-tracking this tax relief for businesses in Bonner, we will make a more immediate difference to the individual businesses and the people who work for them,” Mr Vasta said.

“This means that a small business, such as an independent supermarket or a pub that makes $500,000 profit, will have an additional $7,500 in 2020-21 and $12,500 in 2021-22 to invest back into the business or staff, or help to manage cash flow.

This builds on the first stage of company tax relief that our Government delivered in May 2017.

“Our economic plan is delivering for Bonner, and the fast tracking of tax relief for small and medium businesses is an important investment in the future economic growth of Bonner and our nation.”