Federal Budget 2021-22

Analysis

Federal Budget 2021-22

Building a healthy recovery

On 11 May 2021, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down his second “pandemic budget” amidst a backdrop of continuing uncertainty. Acknowledging that the virus is a continuing threat to lives and livelihoods, this budget is again framed to prioritise jobs and investment.

As well as stimulus measures, the focus has been on structural reforms across many of the government portfolios. Skills, infrastructure, deregulation, and digital transformation are all featured, together with a continued emphasis on services.

Federal Budget 2021-22

The key announcements were:

  • Underlying cash deficit forecast to reach $106.6 billion in 2021-22
  • The low and middle income tax offset to be extended to 2021-22
  • Individual tax residency rules reformed to a ‘bright line’ 183 day test
  • A new patent box regime introduced
  • Temporary Full Expensing extended  to 30 June 2023
  • Loss Carry Back extended for losses in 2022-23 year
  • Childcare made more affordable to reduce barriers to work
  • Women’s Statement returns; targets safety and economic security
  • Record investment in health and essential services
  • Infrastructure focus on productivity, national freight & supply chains.
     

To view our analysis of the Federal Budget 2021-22, deep dive into the specific topics below.

Health and human services

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Economic overview

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Individuals

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Business taxes

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Superannuation

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Innovation

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Education and training

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Infrastructure

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Gender lens

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