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Year end tax planning

There are several proactive tax planning actions that you may consider prior to June 30

For Individuals:

• Pay for work related subscriptions prior to June 30
• Purchase new deductible clothing items (uniforms) if applicable to your employment prior to June 30
• Consider bringing forward the purchase or upgrade of computer equipment if used for work purposes prior to June 30
• Prepay for any work related conferences or seminars prior to June 30
• Prepay for any work related course fees or education prior to June 30
• Make any deductible donations prior to June 30
• Consider paying for any repairs and maintenance to rental properties if applicable prior to June 30
• Consider making a contribution to your super from after tax money to receive a co contribution from the government (see article)
• Consider salary sacrificing income to super at a 15% tax rate

For Businesses:

• Consider prepaying expenses such as rent, insurance and advertising prior to June 30
• Order and pay for stock in advance prior to June 30
• Consider paying directors fees and bonuses prior to June 30
• Consider upgrading your computing and communications prior to June 30
• Consider superannuation contributions on behalf of directors / owners
• Write off any bad debts prior to June 30
• Defer income and invoicing to next year
• Expense management fees if applicable prior to June 30
• Do a stock take as at June 30
• Ensure that log books are updated for motor vehicle deductions
• Consider borrowing to repay shareholder loans prior to June 30


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