Small Business Skills and Training Boost

This initiative provides small businesses with a bonus tax deduction to help them train new staff and upskill existing staff.

What do you get?

Additional 20% tax deduction.

Who is this for?

Small businesses.


Small businesses with an aggregated annual turnover of less than $50 million will be allowed an additional 20% tax deduction for external training courses delivered to employees by registered training providers.

The boost applies to eligible expenditure incurred from 7:30 pm AEDT on 29 March 2022 until 30 June 2024.

The expenditure must be:

  • for the provision of training to employees of your business, either in-person in Australia, or online
  • charged, directly or indirectly, by a registered external training provider that is not you or an associate of yours
  • already deductible for your business under taxation law
  • incurred within a specified period (between 7:30 pm AEDT or by legal time in the ACT on 29 March 2022 and 30 June 2024).

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To access the small business skills and training boost, your business needs to be a small business entity. Your aggregated annual turnover must be less than $50 million for the income year in which you incur the expenditure.

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