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The financial year is a 12-month time period that is used for tax purposes. For Australians, the financial year ends on 30 June, with the next financial year beginning on 1 July. From 1 July through to 31 October both individuals and businesses are required to submit a tax return form to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). The ATO then uses the information on this form to determine how much tax is owed to the government, or how much the government needs to reimburse the individual/business if they have paid more tax than was owed.

As well as being the perfect time to get your finances in order and ensure you get the best possible tax return, the end of financial year also brings about some great sales as businesses try and clear older stock models to make way for new ones. We have a selection of the deals on offer below as well as plenty more information on how to navigate the end of the financial year.

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End of financial year checklist

Before you get stuck into your tax return this year, make sure you have considered the following:

1. Credit cards

Make good use of your tax return by using it to pay off any credit card debt you may have. Rather than using the cash you receive to fund more purchases, use it to pay off your debts and get your financial situation back on track.

2. Superannuation contributions

Superannuation Contributions

With the end of financial year coming up, you might want to consider making a tax-deductible super contribution. If less than 10% of your income is derived from eligible employment, for example if you are self employed or simply don’t have a job, contributing to your super account can be a wise financial decision. This allows you to save on the amount of tax you will have to pay by maxing "after-tax" contributions, plus you can make contributions of up to $25,000 in this financial year and greatly increase your super balance.

If you’re an employee, it’s a good idea to sacrifice your pre-tax salary straight into your super account. This can greatly reduce the amount of tax you have to pay on your salary and obviously also help build your super account.

3. Government co-contributions

Government co-contributions

Though many people aren’t aware of it, they’re actually eligible for government co-contributions to superannuation. If you earn less than $48,516 per year, 10% of which must be from employment or a business, the Australian government will match a certain amount of your after-tax super contributions up to a total of $500. The contribution you receive from the government is entirely tax-free.

You’ll need to be a permanent Australian resident or citizen during the financial year in question and must be less than 71 years of age. Taking advantage of this government offering is a great way to save money for your retirement, ensuring you have enough funds to get by when you are no longer earning an income.

4. Deferring income

For businesses, while it's generally a good idea to claim deductions as soon as possible, the usual rule is to defer income to the following financial year. Taking this step will obviously reduce the amount of tax you'll have to pay for this financial year and could also let you take advantage of any proposed future tax cuts.

Deferring your income to future tax years can also be a viable option for individuals, again allowing you the possibility of taking advantage of tax cuts.

5. Reduce tax further

How to reduce tax even further

There are a number of other steps you can take before the end of the financial year to further reduce the amount of tax you will have to pay. The first place to start is with investments. If you have an investment in your name, it may be a wise financial move to cash out that investment and then use the resulting cash to make an after-tax super contribution. As above, this not only helps build your retirement savings but also lessens the amount of tax you will have to pay.

Another option you can consider is contributing to your spouse’s super. If you are earning more than your partner and would like to top up their retirement savings, you could be eligible for a tax break. Conditions do apply, of course, so you’ll need to assess your own financial situation before deciding whether this is a viable option for you.

If you have income protection insurance cover, you might want to pre-pay your premiums 12 months in advance to take advantage of a tax deduction. Some people can benefit from tax concessions for taking out life or TPD cover through their super, while pre-paying investment loan interest can also help you pay less tax.

Finally, if your investments have resulted in capital gains, consider selling a poorly performing investment to use your capital loss to offset the taxable capital gain.

How to use a credit card during EOFY

At this time of year it can often be hard not to be seduced by the savings and discounts offered in end of financial year sales. However, splurging out on a few bargain purchases with your credit card can quickly see you get in over your head as interest charges start to add up.

A great tip for this time of year is to use a credit card with an introductory rate on purchases. Some cards offer a 0% p.a. interest rate for an introductory period, while others will offer a very low rate for a certain time frame. As long as you can be sure of paying off your balance before the introductory period ends, you shouldn't have a problem. Of course, if you plan on keeping the credit card for longer than this period, make sure you take into account the regular features that will apply when the promotional period expires.

EOFY shopping and savings

The end of financial year also means that many retailers are looking to offload excess stock at reduced prices. Remember to shop around and compare the savings you can get from each retailer. Shopping online can be a great way to save money and it also means you don't have to deal with the masses of people who often flock to these events.

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More tips to help you prepare for EOFY

  • Get organised. How often do you end up struggling to find important documents, receipts and the like when tax time rolls around? Do yourself and your accountant a favour and set up a simple, organised filing system well in advance. This will save you both time and stress.
  • Research your options. Do you know what you can claim deductions for? Is the Australian Tax Office (ATO) introducing changes that you could benefit from? A little bit of research can go a long way when it comes to the amount of money you get back.
  • Make a list. To help get organised it can be a good idea to create a checklist of all the documents you’ll need. This can include PAYG and bank statements, dividend statements, private health insurance statements, plus the all-important receipts for everything from work expenses to charitable donations.
  • Business matters. Business owners need to organise all receipts and records before tax time rolls around. Calculating your income and expenses is a must, and the use of business accounting software can make this task a whole lot easier.

With a little bit of preparation and some simple research, you can save yourself a whole lot of time and money at tax time. For more information on getting the most out of the end of the financial year, speak to your accountant.


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