Year-end Tax Planning – Small Business

 A checklist of a few items to examine further, before year-end.

The usual year-end items apply and in particular the deductibility of superannuation for any employee is dependent upon the payment being made, rather than the liability being incurred. This translates to making the payment before year-end to claim the tax deduction this year.

Despite all your events, you may not be entitled to a deduction because the superannuation fund fails to recognise the contribution and clearing houses do not simplify the timing problem.  The more time you give the super fund to process and allocate the better.

The other item following the recent Federal Budget is the $20,000 capital expenditure write off available to small business.  Some car dealers are indicating that vehicles are eligible, but in reality they are not.  How many new cars cost less than $20,000 (excluding GST)?  

Do you believe that a vehicle could be invoiced as the back half $15,000 and the front half $15,000 to have 2 items under $20,000?  Clearly that won't qualify.

Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.