The best office furniture a $20K #Budget2016 budget can buy

Before tax time comes around, make the most of the new small business tax deduction threshold with some swanky new office furniture.

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If you haven’t already heard, in May 2016, the federal government announced that small businesses will now “get an immediate deduction for any individual assets they buy costing less than $20,000” in the words of the official Federal Budget site. Which, if you’ve been doing your tax correctly all these years, you’ll know is a great leap from the original $1,000 threshold.

What’s the catch?

You’re going to have to play by a couple of rules here to make Budget 2016 worth your while. Here’s what you should keep in mind:

  • The $20K is for individual assets: which is a good thing. It means that any one asset you purchase can be worth up to $19,999.
  • You can buy AS MANY individual assets as you like. That’s right. Go nuts. Just remember that each has to remain under $20,000. Not too hard to do, we think.
  • Assets must be purchased before the end of the financial year 30 June 2016 to be eligible for the deduction for this financial year.
  • You must be a small business to qualify. In short, this means you’ll have an annual turnover of less than $2 million.
  • The Budget 2016 deduction only applies for purchases made from 12 May 2016 to 30 June 2017.

That’s about it. And on that note, we think there’s nothing like having an inspiring work environment to get the juices going and invest in your business and ideas. From modern office furniture to the best AERON chair that money can buy, here are our top picks to create the perfect office environment. On a $20,000 Budget 2016 budget, obviously.

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Top ten home office furniture picks for budget 2016


1. Aeron Chair by Herman Miller

  • Naturally adjusts to fit various heights and postures
  • Three sizes available
  • 12 year warranty
  • One year money back guarantee
  • Used and approved of by


3. Great Divider

  • Ideal for open offices
  • Provides a visual and an acoustic barrier
  • Folds away into a compact storable unit

Halifax Double Bookshelf

4. Halifax Double Bookshelf

  • Clean white design
  • Suitable for home or business
  • Made from a combination of mahogany and MDF
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5. Driftwood Textured Coast Rug

  • A statement piece for a modern office
  • Inspired by the Australian coast
  • Comes in two sizes
Buy now from David Jones

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Rochester Sofa

6. Rochester Sofa

  • Made from a cotton blend with high grade polyurethane foam
  • Feet and frame are made from solid timber
  • Perfect for waiting rooms or breakout rooms

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Embody by Herman Miller

7. Embody by Herman Miller

  • Encourages movement for healthful sitting
  • Utilises BackFit™ technology which allows the chair to adjust to your unique shape and distribute your weight evenly
  • 12-year, three shift warranty

Anvil 90 Degree 4 Desk System

8. Anvil 90 Degree 4 Desk System

  • Segmented cable management and desktop level power and data outlet plates
  • Includes Central screens
  • Return screens optional


9. Treadmill Desk DT-5

  • Manual height adjustment desk
  • Displays steps taken, walking time, calories burned, distance travelled and walking speed
  • Automatically pauses if user is inactive for 20 seconds
  • Allows workers to maintain fitness while working a desk job

Delonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive Coffee Machine ESAM6900

10. Delonghi PrimaDonna Exclusive Coffee Machine ESAM6900

  • A machine worth splashing the cash on, this is an all-round coffee maker perfect to keep your employees caffeinated
  • Suitable for coffee beans and ground coffee
  • Exclusive chocolate function
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And because there’s nothing like splurging:

Baccarat Philippe Starck Zenith Black Crystal Candelabrum

12. Baccarat Philippe Starck Zenith Black Crystal Candelabrum

  • Crafted from lead crystal
  • Handmade in France
  • A statement piece, worthy of showing off to clients in your home office
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