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July has arrived and almost gone, meaning it is time to check the current state of your finances and begin planning for the next 12 months.
If your biggest investment is in property, then the following tips may be able to help you get the most out of tax time
Investment property owners may want to undertake repairs and minor works on their property that they have been holding off and claim the expenses for this financial year. This should help you maximize your investment returns. Including a fire alarm inspection on your list should also do you good. Not only will you be able to tick this off on your maintenance list; you can also claim it as a part of your expenses.
You should also gather receipts for repairs, insurance, building work, rates and water, and body corporate levies from your property manager incurred within the year.
It is important to note that your property depreciates over time. Make a depreciation schedule for your building, and claim it as a tax deduction. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) allows property investors to claim their property’s wear and tear as a tax deduction, so make sure that you are making the most of it.
For self-employed individuals, reviewing your overhead costs and expenditures is important. You can review the areas where you can cut on costs and save money. Talking to a financial professional about your loan interests and other commitments can also help you identify some means to save.
Pay Ahead of Time.
Financial advisors and accountants can also help you figure out how you can pay your expenses before they fall due. For instance, paying your Superannuation guarantee payments ahead of time, along with your equipment and stationery materials, allows you to claim these items this financial year to offset profits.
Planning for Investment.
Lenders are changing their impression of self-employed individuals making it is easier to purchase a new property or investing in one. At this point though, it’s important to plan and understand your figures early on.
Committing to good financial habits today can help you achieve your financial goals next year. Setting yourself up for 2015’s tax time is easy when you start now.
Here’s some effective ways to maximize your tax return for next year:
No matter what your financial goals are, it’s important to start early on. Set your eyes on your goal as to where you want to be in 12 months’ time—financial-wise. Whether it’s paying off a credit card debt to investing in a new property, finding ways to understand your financial conditions and options is important. Talking to a financial advisor should also help you plan on and achieve your goals too.