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  • Cars and tax

    3 June 2022

    From 1 July 2022 the following car threshold amounts apply for the 2022–23 financial year.

    Income tax:

    • The car limit for 2022–23 is $64,741.
    • This is the maximum value that can be used for calculating depreciation on the business use of a car first used, or leased, in the 2022–23 income year.

    Goods and services tax (GST):

    • If you purchase a car and the price is more than the car limit, the maximum GST credit you can claim (except in certain circumstances) is one-eleventh of the car limit, which is $5,885 in 2022–23.
    • You can't claim a GST credit for any luxury car tax you pay when you purchase a luxury car, regardless of how much you use the car in carrying on your business.

    Luxury car tax (LCT):

    • $84,916 for fuel-efficient vehicles in line with an increase to the motor-vehicle purchase sub-group of the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
    • $71,849 for all other luxury vehicles, in line with an increase in the “All Groups” CPI.
    • Remember, the LCT value of a car generally includes the value of any parts, accessories or attachments supplied or imported at the same time as the car.

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