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Is meeting clients for coffee tax deductible?

If you buy your client coffee, is it tax deductible? What about petrol? Can you claim your AirBNB costs when visiting a client? Let’s examine some of these tricky questions, so you can be better prepared for tax time.

October 6th, 2023
4 min read
Freelancer finances

The freelancer’s guide to a Business Activity Statement (BAS)

If you’re a freelancer registered for GST, then you will probably need to submit a business activity statement, or BAS, to the ATO each quarter. This article covers what you need to know to file your BAS.

September 25th, 2023
4 min read
Freelancer finances

How to get help from the ATO when lodging your tax return

It's a little known fact the ATO provides a wide range of support and resources for sole traders and small business owners to help with lodging tax returns. In this blog we explore what's on offer and where to find it.

September 5th, 2023
3 min read
Freelancer finances

What is a sole trader?

Sole trader is an ambiguous phrase and often misused or confused with other similar titles. If you’re planning on starting your own business or working full time as a freelancer, it’s important to understand what a sole trader is.

August 9th, 2023
4 min read
Freelancer finances

Should you register for GST?

If you’re confused by the concept of GST, you’re not alone. Many freelancers and sole traders in Australia aren’t sure if they need to register for GST, or how to calculate it and charge clients appropriately.

July 31st, 2023
8 min read
Freelancer finances

What can you claim on tax? A guide for freelancers

“What can I claim on tax?” It’s one of the most important questions for freelancers and sole traders to understand. Here’s what sole traders need to know about tax deductions.

June 13th, 2023
7 min read
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