As 30 June fast approaches it is a great time to check in on your finances to see if there are any actions you can take to optimise your superannuation and tax arrangements.

Maximise your tax deductions

Ensure you are taking advantage of all available tax deductions. This may include claiming deductions for:

  • Work-related expenses, such as business use for cars, uniforms, tools, or training courses.
  • Deductible interest payments on investment loans for income generating assets like shares, managed funds and property.
  • Charitable donations can be claimed as a tax deduction, providing an opportunity to support causes you care about while reducing your taxable income.

It's important to keep accurate records and receipts to support your claims.

Make the most of carry-forward concessional contributions

If you haven't already taken advantage of carry-forward concessional contributions, now is the time to do so. This is the last year to use any unused concessional contributions accrued in the 2018/19 financial year, and with stage 3 tax cuts on the horizon, it's a great opportunity to maximise your savings and reduce your tax liability. Find out more about this in our article.

Lodge your notice of intent to claim

This is a reminder to lodge your notice of intent to claim or vary a deduction for personal super contributions.

If you have made a personal super contribution and are eligible and want to claim a tax deduction you will need to complete and submit your notice of intent to claim a deduction with your super fund before you complete your 2023/2024 tax return.

Consider other super strategies

For many people with a partner, some of the following strategies are worth considering:

  • Government co-contribution — You may be eligible for a co-contribution of up to $500 from the Government if you make non-concessional contributions to your superannuation.
  • Spouse contribution — You may be able to claim a tax offset of up to $540 if you make non-concessional contributions to your spouse's superannuation.
  • Contribution splitting — You may be able to arrange to transfer an amount of your concessional contributions from the previous financial year to your spouse's superannuation.

Check with your super fund on their deadlines for each of the above.

Plan for the next financial year

Use the end of the financial year as an opportunity to plan for the year ahead. Set financial goals, create a budget, and consider any changes or adjustments you need to make to your financial strategy. This can help you start the new financial year on a strong footing.

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