Countdown to the End of the Financial Year.

    There are many taxation incentives available to small businesses acquiring fine art works for use within their business premises. Small business entities (SBE) are currently defined as those with a turnover of less than $10,000,000.

    These concessions include GST refunds, accelerated depreciation write-offs and interest deductibility where the fine art is financed.


    Using the simplified depreciation rules, assets costing less than the relevant instant asset write-off threshold are written off in the year they are first used, or installed ready-for-use. This threshold applies to each asset irrespective of whether the asset is purchased new or second-hand.

    The threshold has changed over the last few years and during the current year as shown in the table below.

    Instant asset write-off thresholds

    Date range

    Threshold for

    each asset

    7:30pm (AEDT) 02/04/2019 to 30/06/2020


    29/01/2019 to before 7.30pm (AEDT) 02/04/2019



    The entire cost of the asset must be less than the instant asset write-off threshold, irrespective of any trade-in amount. Whether the threshold is GST exclusive or inclusive will depend on your GST status, for further information about GST impacts see Cost.

    In working out the amount you can claim, you must subtract any private use proportion. The balance (that is the proportion used in earning assessable income) is generally the taxable purpose proportion. While only the taxable purpose proportion is deductible, the entire cost of the asset must be less than the threshold.

    Note that if you later sell or dispose of an asset for which you claimed an instant asset write-off, you include the taxable purpose proportion of the amount you received for the asset in your assessable income.


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