Solar Tax Incentives for SME Businesses Increased
About the $30,000 Tax Incentive
The Coalition announced a plan to boost the instant asset write-off from $25,000 to $30,000 for small to medium businesses in the proposed new 19-20 Federal Budget. An instant asset write-off allows businesses to claim any suitable purchase under the amount as a deduction through their tax return.
Previously, small to medium sized business with an annual turnover of less than $10 million were eligible, however the recent changes have allowed businesses with an annual turnover of up to $50 million to participate. The increase will allow 3.4 million Australian businesses to be eligible.
The new rules are set to remain in place until June 30, 2020.
Both multiple new and used assets costing no more than $30,000 qualify, so long as they are invoiced separately.
$30,000 Asset Write Off for a Commercial Solar PV System
Commercial solar PV systems are an ideal asset for the $30,000 tax incentive. While your system will depreciate over time, the savings it generates for your business will only increase as energy prices rise.
Plus, you’re still able to claim government incentives or STCs, meaning that your out-of-pocket cost could be considerably less than the write-off figure.
To ensure your purchase falls below the $30,000 maximum, your system will probably be around 20kW in size.
Infinite Energy can advise you on what size system is suitable for your business, and provide you with a no obligation proposal.
Benefits of Solar
The threat of continued electricity price rises poses significant challenges for Australian businesses. Installing a commercial solar PV system represents a solution which can significantly reduce electricity costs from day one. Additional benefits of solar include:
High Investment Returns
Solar is a significant financial investment, and at Infinite Energy we treat it as one. To ensure your business makes the right financial decision, our customised proposals address capital outlay, investment yields, payback periods, NPV and more.
Reduce Business Risk
Due to rising electricity prices, business owners face considerable uncertainty surrounding their power costs. Installing a solar PV system allows your business to produce a portion of its own electricity requirements on site, thus removing some of this uncertainty. This allows you to make business decisions more confidently, knowing one of your largest expenses is under control.
Reduce Carbon Emissions
Installing a commercial solar PV system will help your business significantly reduce its carbon emissions. Plus, because your solar electricity is generated on-site with no transmission losses, it offsets even more than it generates.
Being seen as a green company is a great PR and marketing tool, making your business more attractive to both staff and customers.
To take advantage of the $30,000 tax incentive and find out how much installing a solar PV system could save you, click here for a no obligation callback