Luxury car tax threshold raised again for electric vehicles

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on June 01, 2021
Luxury car tax threshold raised again for electric vehicles

The federal government has raised the luxury car tax threshold for 'fuel efficient' vehicles for the 2021-22 financial year.

The threshold - raised for the second year in a row - now sits at $79,659, up from $77,565 the previous financial year.

'Fuel efficient' vehicles in the government's eyes are vehicles consuming less than 7L/100km on a combined cycle.

The regular threshold also got bumped from $68,740 last financial year, up to $69,152 in the new financial year.

The luxury car tax (LCT) is essentially a 33% tax for the cost of the vehicle above this threshold. 

Since Holden and Ford ceased production on Australian shores, the LCT has proven unpopular, with many industry lobbies calling for its end.

Taxation on electric vehicles (EVs) has also been a contentious topic recently, with Victoria moving to introduce a road-use charge on EVs, while at the same time introducing a $3,000 subsidy.

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                Harrison is's Assistant Editor. Prior to joining Savings in January 2020, he worked for some of Australia's largest comparison sites and media organisations. With a keen interest in the economy, housing policy, and personal finance, Harrison strives to deliver and edit news and guides that are engaging, thought-provoking, and simple to read.

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