Tax before EOFY and beyond

Ryan O'Shea from Tax & Audit Solutions spoke to us during a Let's Do Lunch at BizHub and gave us a few tips about the end of the financial year and suggested some things to do all year round.
  1. Pay super before 30 June.
  2. Review debtors. Determine if any of them are 'bad'. Bad debts can be written off and claimed as a tax deduction.
  3. The recently announced government's "$20,000 asset purchase thing". Only buy assets that well actually assist and grow your business - not just because they will give you a tax deduction.
  4. Last minute deduction ideas - personal superannuation contributions, pre-pay other non-statutory expenses if possible, or donate to a favourite charity.
  5. Have you done a stock take? Do you need to do one?
  6. When doing the PAYG payment certificates make sure that the total of them equals the wages you paid per your BAS and IAS lodged during the year for gross wages and tax withheld.

Other important things to do in regards to your business and tax

  • Do you have a business plan and has it been updated?
  • Have you done a budget for the next financial year?
  • Is your business structure right for you? Circumstances change over time.
  • Are you in business with someone else? Do you have agreements in place for when you want to split? Consider a "buy / sell agreement" - it is like a "pre-nup" for your business.
  • Review your insurances - make sure it is still relevant to your business.
  • SuperStream. Get you superannuation sorted with clearing houses such as the free ATO version.
  • Is your banking right for you? Are you getting the best deal with the most current banking product/service? Call your bankers in and ask them how it could be better.

Tax is an unavoidable business requirement so work closely with your book keeper, tax adviser, accountant, lawyer, insurance agent and bank to make the most of the money that you have and you are in the best possible place with your finances.

Most importantly - keep having fun in your business!


Meet the BusinessRyan O'Shea Tax and Audit Solutions

Ryan O'Shea is the director of Tax and Audit Solutions and is a registered tax agent, approved SMSF auditor and a registered company auditor.

Visit Tax & Audit Solutions for more information about how they can assist you with your tax.