The Ultimate Freelancer Guide to Taxes

This guide is designed just for Aussie freelancers and sole traders, to make sure you have everything you need for a stress-free tax time.

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What's inside your guide?

  • How to calculate your taxable income

  • Find out what you can claim as business expenses

  • Find out if you need to register for GST

  • Learn how to manage PAYG and BAS

  • Get all the information you need to file taxes

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Melissa Gerke testimonial
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Michael Osborne testimonial
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John Kohler testimonial
John Kohler
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Sarah Turner testimonial
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Freelance Web Developer
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Clear answers for all your tax-related questions

  • Do I need to register for GST?

  • What happens if I miss a quarterly tax payment?

  • What's the difference between quarterly taxes and annual taxes?

  • Can I claim my home office as a business expense?

  • Is meeting a client for coffee tax deductible?

  • How do I estimate my income?

  • What is the difference between quarterly PAYG & quarterly BAS?

  • What if I'm working full-time and freelancing on the side?

  • Do I need receipts for all my expenses?

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You'll find answers to all these questions and more inside the guide.

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