Taxing Times ahead for small business

words by Finlease

“June 30 2010 will be no ordinary end of tax year for many businesses. Having weathered the financial upheavals of the past year or so, now’s the time to prepare for the upswing. We’ve heard that 68% of small to medium sized enterprises are planning to borrow business finance in the next 6 months to better equip their businesses.

For businesses which took advantage of the Federal Government’s 30% Investment Allowances, make sure that if you ordered vehicles or equipment, they are installed and ready for use by June 30 this year. Another word of caution, make sure you have the right equipment finance structure. We’re recommending an Equitable Chattel Mortgage as the only business finance structure to consider, otherwise you run the risk of having your investment allowance claim disallowed.

It’s worth looking at the current situation with your business finance and considering whether there can be tax saving opportunities. For instance, you may be able to pre pay up to 12 months interest on equipment finance or vehicle finance. Talk to your accountant or Finlease about how managing your business finance differently can actually save you money.

If you like a bargain, now is a good time to put equipment finance approvals in place in anticipation of the typical end of financial year run out sales many vehicle and equipment dealers tend to run. Be sure to get your business finance in place early to ensure your approval comes through in time to take advantage of the savings that can be made.”

Mark O’Donoghue
1300 FINLEASE (346 532)
Finlease (Aust) Pty Ltd

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