A low and middle income tax offset (LAMITO) will be introduced from 1 July 2018. The offset will run in conjunction with the low income tax offset as a targeted reduction of income tax for Australian residents.

The LAMITO will provide an additional offset of up to $200 for individuals on a taxable income of $37,000 or less. Taxpayers up to $48,000 will get an increased LAMITO up to the maximum amount of $530.

The maximum LAMITO will be available for incomes up to $90,000, and will phase out for individuals with a taxable income of $125,333.

The LAMITO will be available for four years, ending with the 2021/22 income year. At this point, further income tax reductions will absorb the LAMITO.

Source: Treasury Laws Amendment (Personal Income Tax Plan) Bill 2018Budget paper No. 2, p 33.

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