Write-Off Right Off With The Tax Department - What It Means For Photographers
If you run a small business with a turnover of less than $ 2,000,000...and this would include a lot of photographers in Perth*...you can footle with your tax this year legally. The ATO has changed the rules for writing-off assets when you make your tax return.
Now if you buy any items for your business that cost under $ 6500 they can be written off the cost entirely in the 2013-2014 tax claim. Items over that threshold go to a single rate of 15% for the first year and 30% for years after that.
If you purchase a motor vehicle for the business you can get an additional claim of $ 5000 for the year in which it is purchased. That means that if your wedding business needs a new Altair tank transporter to haul your cameras, lenses, and speedlights....you can benefit. I am not sure if it covers the recovery crane needed to unload the transporter.
Do check with the ATO on their website at:
* I did not laugh as I was typing this, because I was afraid that if I started I would never stop...