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Maximise your Tax – Why you should Plan Ahead before EOFY

Written by BLG Business Advisers . May 02, 2019
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Tax planning is vitally important for your business. In fact our team believes it is one of the most important annual events for all our clients, because understanding your projected earnings and tax position is essential. Since not all businesses or situations are the same, and can vary across industries, it’s important tax planning is established specifically for your business. We provide an overview of the main points involved in tax planning to give you more of an understanding.

Why do you need tax planning?

Whether dealing with your business or personal affairs, managing your tax liability is paramount. The tax rates and rules are constantly changing, so planning ahead allows you to make necessary adjustments ahead of time to reduce impacts to your business and you personally. Specifically, tax planning ensures you:

  • Plan for potential tax liabilities
  • Review your financial structuring
  • Put in place any changes that are imperative to be made before the end of the financial year.

Keep in mind, there are particular items that need to be performed ahead of the end of financial year. We recommend you arrange to see your business adviser to plan for these, as it will assist you greatly with the process and save you time.

When should you see your adviser?

For matters that need attention before the end of the financial year, it is important to see your tax or business adviser in the last quarter of the financial year (Apr-Jun) to to ensure you have relevant strategies set up correctly.

BLG Business Advisers work alongside our clients during tax planning. Our team will make sure you have the right strategies in place, take the relevant action and/or make the necessary changes you require before the end of the financial year. This process also involves structuring to ensure the correct entities are in place to suit you and your requirements. Most importantly, we develop a tax program that works specifically for you.

Broadly speaking, our team will:

  • Review your current structure
  • Analyse potential opportunities
  • Analyse financial projections
  • Implement any changes to improve your position ahead of year end.

What is involved in tax planning?

The changes or strategies we will look at may include:

  • Utilising carry forward tax losses
  • Reviewing family distribution groups and structuring
  • Utilising small business concessions
  • Maximising superannuation contributions and deductions
  • Writing off bad debts that are no longer recoverable
  • Plus much more!

Making sure you have covered all your bases ahead of the financial year end will put you in good stead and may save you thousands, or even tens of thousands, of dollars off your tax bill. Like many other aspects of your financial life, through knowledge and understanding comes clarity and improvement.

Your next move

Take control of your taxes. Remember that taxes are the single largest recurring expense that most of us will have throughout our lifetime and tax law is complicated. We can save you time and one of our BLG Directors will talk through your options with you prior to the end of financial year. Book your appointment now by getting in touch with BLG Business Advisers online or by calling (02) 4229 2211.

*This information is relevant at the time of publishing and is subject to change*
Written by BLG Business Advisers . May 02, 2019
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