This is my second video in a series of quick wins that you can implement to make the most of your finances this financial year.
Today we are talking tax planning for medical professionals.
The key points I want to make are:
1) You need to do your tax planning at the start of the financial year, so July or August at the latest. Why would you wait until April or May? It just doesn’t make sense!
2) You need to work with a specialist accountant – make sure you find someone who specialises in medical and dental clients. Otherwise you could miss out on valuable tax deductions, or worse, be exposed to penalties due to using illegal structures and tax savings strategies
3) You need to accept that the opportunities to save tax on your exertion income are limited. There is only so much you can do. Instead, focus on what you do with your after-tax money.
a. Make the most of your cash flow as I explained in my previous video
b. Use tax-effective structures such as superannuation, family trusts and investment bonds
c. And please don’t get sucked into tax-effective schemes such as agribusiness schemes or new investment properties with high depreciation business
For more tax tips, please download my ebooks available from my website at affluenceprivate.com.au/free-resources.
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