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Higher Education Reform

The Government has unveiled extensive changes to the fee structure of Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) schemes.  These changes include a decrease in the minimum repayment threshold, as well as significant amendments to repayment rates.

The Government also announced an annual increase in student contributions of 1.82 percent, totalling approximately 7.5 percent over a period of four years. The increase will come into effect from July 1, 2018. A new minimum threshold of $42,000 will be established with a 1% repayment rate and a maximum threshold of $119,882 with a 10% repayment rate. By way of background, for 2017/18, the minimum threshold is $55,874 and the minimum repayment rate is 4%. The maximum threshold for 2017/18 is $103,766 with an 8% repayment rate.


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Other Articles in This Edition:

Some of the Biggest Mistakes Small Businesses Make With Their Websites 
Federal Budget – Economic Summary

Small Business - $20k Small Business Immediate Tax Deduction
Small Business - Company Tax Rates
Small Business - Extension of Taxable Payments Reporting to Courier and Cleaning Industries
Small Business - Access to CGT Concessions
Small Business - Looking to Employ Foreign Workers?
Individual Tax Rates
Individuals - Changes to the Medicare levy
Restricting Residential Investment Property Deductions
Superannuation - Contributing Proceeds from Downsizing to Superannuation
Superannuation - First Home Super Saver Scheme
GST Changes - Purchasers to Pay GST on New Residential Premises
GST Changes - Digital Currency & Low-Value Imports
Tax Integrity Measures

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