Legislation Implementing Stage 3 Tax Cuts Changes Passed

Posted 26 Feb

Updated on 27 February 2024

Government announces legislation has passed for changes to Stage 3 income tax cuts that will apply from 1 July 2024

On 27 February 2024 legislation revising the Stage 3 tax cuts applicable from 1 July 2024 passed both houses of Parliament with no amendments.

The legislation (for the 2025 income year) will:

  • reduce the 19% tax rate to 16%;
  • reduce the 32.5% tax rate to 30% for incomes between $45,000 and a new $135,000 threshold;
  • increase the threshold at which the 37% tax rate applies from $120,000 to $135,000; and
  • increase the threshold at which the 45% tax rate applies from $180,000 to $190,000.

The proposed tax rates (excluding the Medicare levy) are sumarised in the below table.

2025 Taxable Income Proposed Tax Rate
$0 - $18,200 Nil
$18,201 - $45,000 16%
$45,001 - $135,000 30%
$135,001 - $190,000 37%
$190,001 and over 45%

The legislation also includes changes to the tax rates from 1 July 2024 for foreign residents and working holiday makers.

Separate draft legislation has also now been passed by the House of Representatives to increase the Medicare levy low-income thresholds for the 2024 income year.

For more information, visit the Parliament of Australia website.

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Ref: NTAA March 2024 Newsletter and Treasury website.


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