A significant Federal Budget was delivered by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg during the week. There's plenty to digest, with some big changes, so we've glanced over some of the key highlights to get you started.

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07/10/2020

KEY FORECASTS

Budget deficit of $213.7 billion for 2020/21 (11 per cent of GDP)

Economic growth to fall by 1.5 per cent

Unemployment to average 7.25 per cent

Inflation to average 1.75 per cent

Wage growth of 1.25 per cent

Net debt to rise to $703 billion

TAX

$17.8 billion in tax relief

About 95 per cent of taxpayers to have 30 per cent or lower marginal rate in 2024/25

BUSINESS

Businesses with a turnover up to $5 billion will be able to deduct the full cost of eligible depreciable assets of any value in the year they are installed.

Loss carry-back will also be available to around one million companies

HOUSING

Extra 10,000 places under the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme to buy a new home or newly-built home

$1 billion increase of the government guarantee to the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation to support more affordable housing

INFRASTRUCTURE

Boost in infrastructure spending to $110 billion over the decade

THE BUSH

$328 million to help agricultural exporters and the recovery from drought, bushfires and COVID-19

$550 million regional package to support tourism, rural health workforce, manufacturing and technology

YOUNG WORKERS

JobMaker hiring credit of up to $200 a week to support around 450,000 people aged between 16 and 35 get into work

$1 billion JobTrainer fund will support up to 340,700 free or low-fee training places

WOMEN

$240.4 million package to deliver job opportunities, support parents and increase participation in STEM industries

HEALTH

$4.9 billion in health measures to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, including support for hospitals, protective equipment and vaccines and treatments

PENSIONERS

$2.6 billion for two additional payments of $250 to pensioners and other eligible recipients

ENVIRONMENT

$249.6 million over four years to modernise recycling infrastructure, reduce waste and recycle more

SUPERANNUATION

Ability to keep your superannuation fund when you shift employers, effectively “stapling” the fund to the worker

SECURITY

Extra $201.5 million to deliver a cyber security strategy, with new investment in training and countering cyber criminals

Should you have any questions about the additional 10,000 First Home Loan Deposit Scheme spots for yourself or someone you know, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible as these will fill fast. You can call us on 8300 8300 or email us at info@bernielewis.com.au 

Source: InDaily