Every transaction presents tax planning opportunities and challenges.
By the time the end of the financial year has arrived, it’s actually too late to make significant changes to your net tax outcome. However, by working with an accountant throughout the year – one who understands your business and financials – you’ll benefit from effective strategies that can minimise your overall tax payable while growing your net worth.
These strategies need to be maintained, reassessed, and monitored throughout your business journey as circumstances, tax legislation and compliance responsibilities change every year.
Tax planning allows you to:
- Estimate the amount of income tax payable for the current financial year.
- Estimate the amounts and timing of tax instalments and plan accordingly.
- Implement strategies to minimise tax payable while growing your net wealth.
- Consider your business goals and profitability to track your success.
- Discuss and review your superannuation, and its role in your tax strategy.
- Ensure your business and investment structures fit your plans.
Tax Planning & StrategyBenefits
On top of minimising your tax position, tax planning also gives you an opportunity to budget for the next 12 months of tax payments. In some cases, this can be substantial.
Tax planning enables you to look forward and budget accordingly for your tax liabilities for the coming 12 months, as well as being able to make decisions that could alter or reduce your tax liability. Since tax planning typically happens in March, you have 12 months to budget for the actual tax bill that will be due as a consequence of your end of year tax result.
Frequently Asked Questions
Tax planning is arguably the most important thing that a business owner should be working with their accountant on. Tax planning assists you through effective strategies than could reduce your overall tax payable while growing your net worth.
Thorough tax planning can minimise your tax position, as well as allow you to budget for the next 12 months of tax payments. For some businesses, this can be substantial and having the foresight is an incredibly powerful tool.
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RED OHMS Group Case Study
RED OHMS Group is a safety and industrial hygiene consultant to the mining and offshore markets. They were using online accounting software, Xero, but wanted to utilise it more effectively for their tax planning.
Carbon Accounting & Tax worked closely with RED OHMS Group on their tax planning, and offered strategic advice to minimise their tax payable.
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