Instant Asset Write off / temporary full expensing


The scheme that was implemented in Australia in 2011 is being continued with the quick asset write-off 2022. It was first developed to encourage firms to invest in machinery and other assets in order to boost the economy. Let’s examine how the quick asset write-off functions and how it could benefit your company.  

What is the Instant Asset write off and is it still relevant in 2022?  

You can deduct the whole cost of an asset in the financial year in which it was acquired thanks to the rapid asset write-off. The programme had a threshold of $1,000 per asset when it originally began. This meant that during that fiscal year, you could only deduct the first $1,000 of the asset’s cost. To encourage spending, the barrier was increased to $150,000 per asset in 2020. Later, the cap was eliminated, allowing qualified enterprises to buy assets for any sum and deduct the cost in the current year. 

Changes were also introduced that let firms deduct the price of buying old equipment as well as the expense of upgrading current assets. Therefore, if a business spends money renovating an asset, the expense can be written off in the year the work was finished. 

A temporary full expensing of assets is permitted under the immediate asset write-simplified off’s depreciation standards until June 30, 2023. The programme was previously extended numerous times as part of the Federal Budget, however this is the current termination date. 


 Who qualifies for the the instant asset write off 

Current regulations state that any active Australian businesses having an ABN such as: 

  • Sole Traders 
  • Companies 
  • Partnerships 
  • Trusts

That meet the following requirments: 

  • Total turnover of less than $5 Billion 
  • Companies with yearly revenue under $50 million can deduct the cost of acquired used assets. 
  • Purchased assets ready for us after 6 October 2022 and prior to 30 June 2023 
  • Currently active 


What limitations are there? 

A car limit applies to the cost of passenger vehicles (except a motorcycle or similar vehicle) designed to carry a load less than one tonne and fewer than 9 passengers. 

The maximum load, sometimes referred to as the payload capacity, that your vehicle is capable of towing is one tonne. 

The manufacturer’s gross vehicle mass (GVM), as stated on the compliance plate, is subtracted from the vehicle’s basic kerb weight to get the payload capacity. 

The vehicle’s weight with a full tank of fuel, oil, and coolant, as well as a spare tyre, tools (including a jack), and factory-installed extras is known as the basic kerb weight. It excludes the weight of products, passengers, and accessories. 


Payload capacity = GVM – basic kerb weight 

The car limit does not apply to vehicles modified for use by people with disability. 

You cannot claim the excess cost over the car limit under any other depreciation rules. 

If the asset is not used exclusively for business purposes, you need to determine the percentages for personal and business use 

Refer to the ATO

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