Understanding the latest Stage 3 Tax Cuts In Australia

What's in it for you?
By: MAD Wealth
February 20 2024
MAD Wealth

Stage 3 Tax Cuts – What’s in it for you?

If you’ve heard about the upcoming changes to the tax system, you’re in the right place. We are about to break down the what & how of the latest tax cuts to help you navigate these changes smoothly.

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What are Stage 3 Tax Cuts?

Stage 3 Tax Cuts represent a significant overhaul of Australia’s tax system. The governments aim is to provide relief to taxpayers across the country.

Effective from 1 July 2024, these cuts have been redesigned to focus on individuals with taxable income below $150,000. This adjustment aims to address the escalating cost of living and ensure fairer distribution of benefits among taxpayers.

How the Tax Cuts Impact Different Income Brackets

The outcome of the Stage 3 Tax Cuts varies for each individual depending on their income bracket, so it is imporant to understand how the changes impact you.

To break it down, the following tables highlight what the Income Tax System looks like now, compared to what it will look like from 1 July 2024

Income RangeMarginal Tax RateTax Payable
$0- 18,2000%Nil
$18,201 – $45,00019%19% of excess over $18,200
$45,001 – $120,00032.5%$5,092 + 32.5% of excess over $45,000
$120,001 – $180,00037%$29,467 + 37% of excess over $120,000
$180,001 +45%$51,667 + 45% of excess over $180,000
Income RangeMarginal Tax RateTax Payable
$0- 18,2000%Nil
$18,201 – $45,00016%16% of excess over $18,201
$45,001 – $135,00030%$4,288 + 30% of excess over $45,000
$135,001 – $190,00037%$31,288 + 37% of excess over $190,000
$190,001 +45%$51,638 + 45% of excess over $190,000

To simplify the numbers even further, here’s an example of how much an individual can expect back in their pocket based on their income level

Taxable IncomeExpected Tax Cut

Tax Cuts & Taking Charge of Your Finances

Staying informed and proactive is key when it comes to taking charge of your finances.

As you navigate the changes brought about by Stage 3 Tax Cuts, consider these essential tips:

To assess how the tax cuts affect your income and expenses, review your finances often and consider adjusting your budget or financial goals accordingly.

If you’re unsure about the implications of Stage 3 Tax Cuts on your financial situation, don’t hesitate to consult with a trusted advisor & tax expert for a more personalised guidance based on your circumstances.

Using the extra savings from tax cuts wisely! Whether paying off your debt, saving for retirement, or investing in your future, ensure you have a clear financial plan to make the most of your money.

Keeping yourself updated on any future changes to tax laws or financial regulations that may affect you empowers you to make sound financial decisions by being proactive and well-informed.

Final Thoughts

Stage 3 Tax Cuts mark a significant milestone in Australia’s tax landscape. By taking charge of your finances, seeking expert advice, and planning for the future, you can embrace financial empowerment and navigate the complexities of the tax system with confidence.

Remember, your financial well-being is in your hands—make it a priority and thrive in today’s dynamic economic environment.

Take charge of your finances!

Our experts are here to help you navigate these changes and optimise your personal and business finances.