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Top Tax Tips For Families: How To Make The Most Of EOFY

May 13, 2024 – 4 min read
While every Australian can benefit from getting savvy at tax time, it’s extra important for families. When you’ve got kids at home, every little bit counts – and the annual tax return is a great way to get a much-needed financial boost. So what can you do to maximise your tax-time savings?

Finance expert Katie Cunningham says that, depending on your line of work, you may be able to claim the cost of certain family-friendly tech devices and home appliances on tax. Read on for Katie’s tax return tips and advice for families looking to make the most of EOFY

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Tax Tip #1: Shop Laptops And Tablets For Kids

If you’ve got school-aged children, they’ll need a laptop or device to help with homework and learning - EOFY is a great time to snap up a bargain. 

High-school kids will be able to tackle all their studies on an Apple Macbook Air, which is great for running creative programs like Photoshop that many schools now teach students how to use.

Younger kids could benefit from a tablet like the Microsoft Surface Pro 9, a super lightweight and easily portable tablet. Little ones can use it for streaming online classes and completing their homework, moving effortlessly between their desk and the couch.

If you’re not sure whether to get your child a laptop or a tablet for school, you might want to opt for a 2-in-1 laptop, which offers the best of both worlds. Devices like the HP Pavilion x360 14” allow kids to take notes and write assignments using the laptop’s keyboard, then convert to tablet mode when they’re away from their desk and just want to play.

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“If you’ve got school-aged children, they’ll need a laptop or device to help with homework and learning. The best time to get your kids the equipment they need is during EOFY, when you can snag a great deal.”

Tax Tip #2: Upgrade Your Home Appliances

It’s not just tech tools families can benefit from snapping up during EOFY. The right appliances will keep your household running smoothly and EOFY is the perfect time to upgrade on family essentials like washing machinesfridges and freezers.

Before hitting the shops, you might like to set a budget and decide what your priorities are this financial year. Is this the time to replace your washing machine? Is a new vacuum an essential, or would you rather get a standalone freezer to help store meal prep for all those hungry mouths?

Whatever’s on your shopping list, buying during EOFY means you’ll get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’ve bagged the best possible deal.

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  • Get your home audio sorted with a Sonos Five White, which has an unrivalled acoustic design that eliminates reverb and echo – helping to keep your home peaceful.
  • Upgrade family dinners with a Weber Family Q+ Black LPG barbecue, which cooks extra fast with the lid down – perfect for getting food on plates fast when feeding a crowd.
  • And to clean up after your family’s four-legged friend, invest in a Dyson V10 Cordless Vacuum, which has powerful suction to get rooms spick and span in no time at all.
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Tax Tip #3: Get Organised For The Financial Year Ahead

When you’re running a household, there’s a lot to keep on top of. That’s why it’s smart to stay as organised as possible and read up on tax savings tips.

To ensure you can claim as much as possible at tax time, start keeping all your receipts in one place. This could even be as simple as taking a photo of receipts and adding them to a new folder in your phone

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Don’t forget to check out more EOFY tips here.

Whatever your family’s needs this financial year, The Good Guys are here to help with great deals and expert advice on everything from computerssoftware and accessories to the latest cooking and dishwasher appliances. Come see us in-store or online to pay less every day.

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