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Small business company tax rate

The small business company tax rate has been reduced from 30% to 28.5% for income years commencing on, or after, 1 July 2015. This lower rate also applies to small businesses that are corporate unit trusts and public trading trusts.

The corporate tax rate will remain at 30% for all other companies that are not small business entities.

The maximum franking credit than can be allocated to a frankable distribution is unchanged at 30%, including small businesses eligible for the 28.5% tax rate. As small business companies now have a higher franking credit cap than their tax rate, care needs to be taken not to over-frank (that is, allocate more franking credits than are in the franking account when paying dividends). Doing so can result in you having to pay a franking deficit tax.


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79 Denham St, Townsville City QLD 4810

Phone 07 4772 6588

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