The coalition government’s policies on company tax have been under the spotlight for over two years. A proposal was made in the 2016/17 federal Budget to lower the company tax rate to 25%, regardless of company size. Even in 2018, repeated efforts to implement this proposal have been amended or defeated by the Senate, leading to some confusion as to the state of the current rules. More news on this to follow.

Note: At the time of writing there are no bills before parliament that would significantly alter the rules governing the company tax rate.

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