Introduction to Our 2024 Tax Planning Series

Welcome to our 2024 Tax Planning Strategies series. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing valuable insights and strategies to help you optimise your tax situation. Whether you are a high net worth individual or a business owner, tax planning can make a significant difference in your financial outcomes.

Over the coming weeks, we will cover detailed topics on:

  • superannuation strategies
  • negative gearing
  • asset acquisition
  • trust distributions

These strategies can help you minimise tax liabilities and maximise your deductions. Look out for our upcoming emails, where we will go into these topics and provide actionable tips that you can implement. Here are some tax strategies to get you started:

Family Trust Elections

For businesses structured as family trusts, making a family trust election (FTE) can help allocate income to family members in lower tax brackets, therefore reducing the overall tax liability.

Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive

Businesses engaged in eligible Research and Development (R&D) activities can claim a tax offset or deduction for their R&D expenditure, effectively reducing their taxable income.

Maximising Depreciation Deductions

Businesses can maximise depreciation deductions by correctly identifying and depreciating business assets over their effective life.

Utilising Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) Exemptions

Businesses can provide certain benefits to employees (such as work-related items, minor benefits, and exempt benefits) that are exempt from FBT, which can help reduce their overall tax liability.

Tax Planning for Investments

You can strategically invest in assets that offer tax advantages, such as franked dividend-paying shares or investments eligible for the CGT discount.

Structuring Investments

Businesses can benefit from structuring their investments to minimise tax liabilities, such as using different entities for different types of investments to optimise tax outcomes.

Tax Planning for International Transactions

Businesses engaging in international transactions can use tax planning strategies to minimise the impact of foreign taxes and take advantage of any applicable tax treaties.

Charitable Giving

You can reduce tax liabilities by making tax-deductible donations to eligible charities and organisations.

Tax Planning Meeting 2024

It is important for high-net-worth individuals and businesses to seek advice from your Wilson Pateras accountant or financial advisor when implementing these strategies to ensure you are compliant with Australian tax laws and regulations.

Please feel free to download our tax planning guides below :

This is a busy time of year for us, so we encourage you to book your tax planning meeting with your Wilson Pateras accountant as soon as possible to secure your preferred date and time.

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