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Tax Planning Strategy 155 | Salary Packaging Associated Leases

An associate lease is an agreement where an associate of the employee (typically spouse or partner), leases an existing or replacement car to the employee’s employer.
An associate lease is an agreement where an associate of the employee (typically spouse or partner), leases an existing or replacement car to the employee’s employer. 

Tax Planning Strategy 154 | Eligible Start-Up Costs

Eligible start-up costs can be fully deducted in the year they were incurred if they relate to setting up a proposed small business.

Tax Planning Strategy 152 | Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership

The tax incentives for Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnerships (ESVCLP) apply with a 10% non-refundable tax offset on capital invested during the year.

Tax Planning Strategy 158 | Low Income Superannuation Tax Offset

Individuals with an adjusted taxable income of $37,000 or less can receive an effective refund of the tax paid on their concessional contributions.

Tax Planning Strategy 189 | Increase Giving via Discretionary Trusts

 If the beneficiary is tax exempt (a not-for-profit organization or church) then there will be no income tax paid on that income by the beneficiary.

Tax Planning Strategy 102 | Delay Sales & Realisation of Assets

Delaying the realisation of assets (and any assessable capital gains) until after the year end results in the income being taxed in the following financial year.

Tax Planning Strategy 77 | Change from Employee to Contractor

Changing from employee to contractor (business) has the benefit of making some private expenses tax deductible.

Tax Planning Strategy 151 | Tax Incentives for Early Stage Investors

Tax incentives for early stage investors will encourage early stage investment in innovative start-ups and should boost growth by fostering new enterprises and promoting entrepreneurship. 

Tax Strategy 161 | Gifts to Clients, Suppliers & Contractors

A taxpayer who carries on a business is entitled to a deduction for a gift made to a former or current client if the gift has been made for the purpose of producing future assessable income.

Tax Planning Strategy 160 | Customer Disputed Amounts

For businesses operating on an accruals basis, income that is subject to a client dispute may be deferred until the dispute is settled.
For businesses operating on an accruals basis, income that is subject to a client dispute may be deferred until the dispute is settled.
For businesses operating on an accruals basis, income that is subject to a client dispute may be deferred until the dispute is settled.