End of Financial Year Wrap-Up
END OF FINANCIAL YEAR WRAP-UP
GET IT RIGHT AND WATCH THE MAGIC HAPPEN
BY SHAREE WEBSTER, CA DIRECTOR, HOLMANS ACCOUNTING & TAXATION
You should be looking at your expected taxable income for the current financial year and your projected/expected taxable income for the next financial year. Reviewing year-to-date results and considering next financial year results will assist your tax planning strategy.
Here are some tax changes that will impact your end-of-financial-year:
Immediate deductibility for the purchase of small business assets
Small businesses can immediately deduct the business portion of most assets if they cost less than $30,000 and were purchased between 7.30pm on 2 April 2019 and 30 June 2019.
This deduction applies to new or second-hand assets, in the year the asset was first used or installed ready for use. Assets purchased prior to 2 April 2019 still qualify for the immediate deduction. Check with the ATO website for the different thresholds available during the year.
Check with your tax adviser how the asset may impact on your cash flow or finances in the short-term and make the decision based on the needs of your business, not the tax savings.
Single Touch Payroll (STP) –
Starting 1 July 2019 for businesses with fewer than 19 employees
STP is an electronic method for providing the ATO with real-time payroll data at the time employees are paid.
Remember, your employees’ tax and super information will be sent to the ATO each time you run your payroll and pay your employees. There is still time to put in place a cloud accounting to deal with the requirement.
Concessional contributions cap
– what can you claim in the 2019 financial year
The concessional contributions cap is $25,000 for everyone. If you are employed, you can make personal deductible contributions to your super fund in after-tax dollars – please consider your employer contributions as you can’t exceed the $25,000 concessional cap.
Always contact your superfund directly to ensure you are completing the correct forms before depositing any funds. Otherwise, you may end up contributing funds in a manner unfavourable to your tax situation.
CLAIM EVERYTHING YOU ARE ALLOWED AS A TAX DEDUCTION
In general, if you have to spend money on anything that relates to ‘earning your income’, make sure you claim it.
Even if you purchase an item partly for work and partly for personal use, you can still claim the workrelated part as a tax deduction.
Not sure whether you can claim a particular item? Keep the receipt and ask your tax accountant at tax time.
P.S. Post-election there could be new tax policies in place. Some will need to be considered prior to 30 June 2019 to ensure your best tax outcome.
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Disclaimer: This article contains general information only. Regrettably, no responsibility can be accepted for errors, omissions or possible misleading statements or for any action taken as a result of any material in this guide. It is not designed to be a substitute for professional advice, as such a brief guide cannot hope to cover all circumstances and conditions applying to the law as it relates to these items.