Make The Most of Tax Time For Your Small Business

May 9, 2024 - 5 min read

When you run a small business, EOFY is an important time. To help you make the most of tax time, we're sharing with you the best devices and appliances to help your business operate smoothly all year round. Whether you’d like to get the latest laptop for your home office or jazz up your waiting room with a smart TV, we’ve got plenty of ideas to help you!

Woman happily working on her smartphone in her small business

Small Business Tax Breaks: Who Qualifies and What Can You Write Off?

Depending on the size of your small business you may be eligible to deduct the entirety or part of your purchases with the instant asset write-off scheme. There are threshold limits and eligibility criteria, so be sure to check out the ATO website and speak to your accountant or financial professional for more information.

What Part of Your Small Business Needs Updating?

Do you have a small business with a home office, office kitchen or waiting room that needs updating? Perhaps you’d like to upgrade your devices, hospitality or salon equipment or maybe spruce up your gallery or retail space? Keep reading for value-adding inspiration!

Home Office

Whether you have a small office space or a workplace set up at home, now is the perfect time to upgrade on office essentials and cross off those items on your wish list before the end of financial year.

Top Things to Consider Buying for Your Home Office at Tax Time

Office Kitchens & Waiting Rooms

Offer staff and clients a space where they can feel comfortable. How? By ensuring you have the latest appliances and tech - this could include a new coffee machine or TV so people can enjoy themselves with a warm cup of coffee and be entertained whilst they wait.

Top Things to Consider Buying for Your Office Kitchen or Waiting Room at Tax Time

  • TVs to make wait times and break times more enjoyable

  • Automatic or capsule coffee machines for fuss-free coffee without having to leave the building

  • Kettle and a range of teas to keep clients and staff happy

  • Toasters for those mornings when you want to have breakfast before work

  • Sandwich press that can be used for everything from toasties to fried halloumi

  • Microwave to warm up delicious lunches

  • Fridge with enough space for everyone’s lunch and groceries

  • Dishwasher to make clean-up super easy for everyone

  • Air purifier to keep the air clean and remove pollution particles

"Whether you have a small office space or a workplace set up at home, now is the perfect time to upgrade on office essentials and cross off those items on your wish list before the end of the financial year."

On the Go Devices

Whether you’re on the road, working from home or in an office space, you want your clients and employees to be able to reach you at all times. You never know where your day will take you, so this tax time why not stock up on a new phone, laptop and more to ensure you’re always prepared.

Top Things to Consider Buying for Working On the Go Devices at Tax Time

Hospitality Equipment

Allow the focus to be on service with the use of high-powered quality appliances making prep time easier and faster. It’s time to get the products you’ve been eyeing off and make use of the small business tax offset.

Top Things to Consider Buying for Your Café, Restaurant or Bar at Tax Time

  • High-powered blenders like Vitamix to make delicious nut-butters, sauces and dips

  • Stand mixers to help produce a variety of delicious food

  • An extra sandwich press to alleviate the lunch-time rush

  • iPads to run the latest POS software

  • A fast and powerful laptop so you can pay invoices and still keep an eye on service

  • Refrigerated drawer for convenient bar storage

  • New modems and routers so your Internet can work as fast as it can

  • Upgrade your heating and cooling so customers can sit in comfort all year round

Images of people in various retail spaces including shops and a cafe.

Retail Spaces

Create the perfect atmosphere for your shop with the help of some little luxuries, allowing customers to feel comfortable and welcome in your space. There’s no better time to make these adjustments than now by taking advantage of the small business tax offset.

Top Things to Consider Buying for Your Retail Space at Tax Time

Don’t forget to check out our product buying guides here to help maximise your EOFY tax purchases.

This article has been prepared for informational purposes only and should not be relied on for tax, legal or accounting advice. Please consult with a professional accountant to find out if any of the above products are claimable for your small business.

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