Start-up businesses are generally not for faint-hearted investors, but there are tax incentives that can help. We look at two early stage business investment options. Also, a perennial topic of interest for tax is the ability to claim vehicle deductions, so we run over the basics to keep in mind.
In this issue we also examine how travel expense claims can be helped along if a taxpayer can also work in the word “itinerant”. And the ATO has also issued a warning on SMSFs and “personal services income”.
A business facing the prospect of effectively dealing with losses could find their task a little easier with a more relaxed version of the “same business” test put in place by the ATO. We also warn about the new rules that can deny a deduction for some business payments if certain reporting obligations are unmet.
Also dusted off is the (now restricted) place for claims of travel expenses in relation to rental properties, and a reminder of the at-times forgotten role that valuations can play with regard to tax and property.