Updated Car Limits

|by Linda Bergesen|Business Advisory

There are updated car threshold amounts from 1 July as follows;

  • Income Tax
  1. The car limit for 2021-22 is $60,733
  2. This means that the upper limit on the cost you use to calculate depreciation for the business use is $60,733 if the car was purchased in the 2021-22 year
  • Goods and services tax (GST):
  1. If you purchase a car, the maximum amount of GST you can claim is one-eleventh of the car limit, which amounts to $5,521 in the 2021-22 year. This applies even if the cost of the car exceeds the car limit
  2. You cannot claim GST credit for any luxury car tax, regardless of the business % usage.
  • Luxury Car Tax (LCT):
  1. The threshold for LCT has increased to $69,152 from 1 July 2021
  2. For fuel efficient cards, the threshold has increased to $79,659 for the 2021-22 financial year
  3. Note that the value of the car generally includes parts, accessories and attachments supplied or imported at the same time

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