Tax Planning Strategy #5: General Tax Planning Strategies – Key Items that mean $ in your pocket

How would you like to legally reduce your tax by $500 or $1,000 or $5,000 or more?

Here’s how to do it:

The Strategy behind Tax Planning

The tax you pay depends on your taxable income (all assessable income less allowable tax deductions), and the tax rates that apply to that income.

Therefore, your tax is reduced if you:

Reduce your income, or Increase your tax deductions.

Seeing we all want to earn more, reducing your income isn’t an option! But increasing our tax deductions definitely is. Below we have given you a link to 2 Tax Planning Flyers which both list out a number of items that could be claimed as tax deductions. Use these as a guide, but please CONTACT US if you have any questions or uncertainties about this.

To illustrate: If you need something in July that is classified as a tax deduction, it makes sense to bring this purchase forward and buy it in June. You then get the tax deduction this year, and not next year.

Warning: Don’t fall into the trap of buying something simply to get the tax deduction for it. If your tax rate (including Medicare Levy) is say 34.5%, you would only get 34.5% of the purchase price back as a tax refund (or reduced tax payable) from a tax deductible item. You DON’T get 100% of the amount that you spend back as a tax refund (or reduced tax payable).

But if you do need an item for your business or your work and it is tax deductible, we recommend buying it BEFORE 30 June so that you get the tax deduction this year.


Your Tax Planning Strategy Checklists

Business Owners: CLICK HERE for our Tax Planning Flyer for Business Owners.

Individuals: CLICK HERE for our Tax Planning Flyer for Individuals.

Your Accountant from Peterson Group will contact you soon to briefly review these flyers. They will answer any questions you have about the flyers, and then prepare a Tax Planning Report to confirm what you need to do BEFORE 30 June 2015 to reduce your tax.

If you are a business owner, please note that we will review BOTH the Business Owner’s Flyer and the Individual Flyer because both of these apply to you.

Help us to help YOU!

If you spend a little bit of time with us to review your financial situation and discuss your tax planning options, you could end up saving yourself thousands of dollars.

Now’s the time to do it – please contact our office TODAY to get started!

Nicolas Kyriopoulos

Peterson Group


P: 03 9381 1500

168 Edward Street, East Brunswick, Vic, 3057

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