The Australian Tax Handbook 2016


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The Australian Tax Handbook 2016

Jan 2016

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Published continuously since 1955, The Australian Tax Handbook is a convenient volume covering the full spectrum of income tax law and related taxes. It features clear overviews, concise explanations and worked examples to make the tax system easier to understand and apply in practice.

The 2016 edition of this premier tax reference book has a logical chapter arrangement focusing on making working life easier for practitioners. With clearly set out core tax principles supported by numerous worked examples, The Australian Tax Handbook 2016 highlights all the important changes over the last 12 months. The traditional strength in providing greater depth of coverage ensures The Australian Tax Handbook remains the premier tax research book available to today’s market.


  • Instant write-off threshold for depreciating assets increased to $20,000 for small businesses
  • Reduction in tax rate for companies and introduction of tax offset for other small businesses
  • Relaxing FBT restrictions for small businesses on providing portable electronic devices to employees
  • Immediate deduction for small businesses for certain post-30 June 2015 pre-business expenditure
  • Scrapping the 12% of original cost and one-third of actual expenses methods for car deductions
  • Immediate deduction for post-12 May 2015 fencing and fodder storage assets for primary producers


  • States the law as at 1 January 2016 and covers proposed changes to tax law outstanding at that date.
  • Comprehensive coverage of income tax law, regulation and practice and related taxes, presented in a concise, easy-to-read format.
  • Clear explanations and practical analysis supported by numerous worked examples.
  • Logical organisation and structure tiered commentary, with clear overviews and introductions leading to deeper analysis of specific tax topics.
  • Quick reference tools such as tax rates and tables, checklists.


  • Helps you to gain a practical understanding of tax law and regulation and its application to a wide range of client tax issues.
  • Provides a complete picture of the Australian tax system in a compact single volume.
  • Answers common questions you face from clients.
  • Highlights of all the important changes over the last twelve months.
  • Worked examples to help you easily apply the analysis to your issues.
  • Easy to navigate and quickly locate answers to your questions.
  • Gives fast access to related information from other Thomson Reuters' services.