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Mini-Budget 2023

The Government’s Mini Budget contains proposals to change the bright-line test back to a 2-year period, and to remove deductions for commercial building depreciation. These proposals are expected to become law in 2024.


  • The immediate decision to bring the brightline test for residential property back to two years, effective from 1 July 2024. Removing this effective capital gains tax means that properties sold after 1 July 2024 will only be subject to the rule if owned for less than two years.

  • The Government’s commitment to fully restoring interest deductibility for rental properties, with details of the phasing of this commitment to be the subject of an announcement in the New Year.

  • The Government is progressing work to deliver meaningful income tax reduction in next year’s Budget.  This includes considering design and implementation advice for the delivery of a proposed Family Boost childcare tax rebate, and for delivering income relief to workers and their families.

Disclaimer: This publication has been carefully prepared, but it has been written in general terms only. The publication should not be relied upon to provide specific information without also obtaining appropriate professional advice after detailed examination of your particular situation.

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