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Business Tax Tips – How to prepare for year-end accounts - next 9 of 18 tips

images/Business Tax Tips.PNGLast week we listed 9 tips - here’s the next 9 in how to prepare for year-end accounting to have a good finish for EOFY with the last 9 of 18 tips to action by 30 June.

10. Offset capital gains with capital losses 

If your business makes a tax loss in a current year, you can generally carry forward that loss and claim a deduction for your business in a future year.

However, you may be able to offset current year losses if you're a sole trader or an individual partner in a partnership and meet certain conditions.

COVID downturn special measures

If you are an eligible corporate entity and made a tax loss in the 2019–20, 2020–21 or 2021–22 income years, you may be able to carry back your tax loss and claim a refundable tax offset in your 2020–21 and 2021–22 company tax returns. This is an alternative to carrying the tax loss forward to a future year. See more at ATO.

11. Consider the ideal timing for asset sales

If you are thinking of selling a profitable asset this financial year, but are likely to earn a lower income in the next year, it may be worth postponing the sale until after 30 June, as the sale is income, less the original cost. However, if you expect an income windfall from 1 July, it may be worth bringing the sale forward. As always, your decisions depend on your expectations for future asset prices, so don’t postpone a sale for tax purposes if you are expecting your investment to fall in value!

12. Franking credits

If you are planning on paying dividends out to shareholders before the end of the year, it is worth reviewing the company’s franking account to ensure that the company has paid sufficient tax to enable the dividends to be fully franked. This may mean paying ahead of scheduled payments in an arrangement with the ATO. For assistance with calculating your franking account balance, please talk to your tax agent.

13. Spouse and family wages

Paying family - must be reasonable and legitimate for work performed, and these related parties must be using STP by July 2021.

14. Depreciation - Accelerated write off

The accelerated depreciation write-off for assets up to $20,000 acquired by small businesses was announced in the -

  • up to $20,000 May 2015 budget and is available for purchases until 28 January 2019,
  • up to $25,000 between 29 Jan and 2 April 2019, and
  • up to $30,000 from 3 April 2020,
  • up to $150,000 12 March to 30 June 2022, recently extended in May budget – (special COVID-19 stimulus measures, small business pool)! And for certain entities, full expensing to June 2022.

The write off threshold was previously $1,000 and the concession only applies to businesses with an aggregate annual turnover of less than $2 million.

Also, as a boost for small businesses, the Government will extend access to a number of small business tax concessions by increasing the annual turnover eligibility threshold from $2m to $10m.

These measures will apply from July 1, 2016.  SEE more at ATO.

15. Use super to manage Capital Gains Tax

If you make a capital gain on the sale of an asset this financial year and earn less than 10% of your income from eligible employment, (self-employed) you may be able to claim a tax deduction for a contribution to superannuation, which could reduce or offset your capital gain. You will need to be eligible to contribute to superannuation (which means you are under the age of 65, or under 75 and meeting the work test (from 2017 now abolished), and be comfortable having your contribution preserved in super until you meet a condition of release (eg retirement decision and age).

16.Make tax deductible super contributions

If you earn less than 10% of your income from eligible employment (eg you are self-employed sole trader perhaps, or not employed), you are generally able to claim a tax deduction for personal contributions to superannuation. As with super, you will need to be eligible to contribute to superannuation (which means you are under the age of 65, or in some years under 75 and meeting the work test, but 2017 onwards abolished), and be comfortable having your contribution preserved in super until you meet a condition of release (eg retirement).

If you claim a deduction for it, the contribution you make will be taxed at 15% in your super fund, so your tax saving will be the difference between your marginal rate (which could be up to 45% plus Medicare levy) and 15%.

17. Review your portfolio

Review your Business investment portfolio (and personal) and consider a strategic re-allocation of your investments. Consider portfolio allocations – is your portfolio heavily over- or underweight in specific industry sectors or stocks? Are you continuing to carry stocks that have exceeded your price targets or continue to under-perform – this may be an opportunity to re-balance.

18. Best Tip of all

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