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Top tips for preparing for the end of the financial year

As the end of the financial year approaches, it's important to start preparing your finances and records to avoid the last-minute scramble to get everything sorted. Below are some of my top tips for setting yourself up for success.

1. Organise Your Records Start by gathering and organising all your financial records. From invoices and receipts to bank statements, having a well-organised record system sets the stage for a stress-free end-of-financial-year process.

2. Review Business Expenses Take a close look at your business expenses. Identify deductible items and ensure you're maximising your allowable deductions. This step not only helps reduce your tax liability but also provides a clear picture of your business spending habits.

3. Understand Your Tax Obligations Be crystal clear on your tax obligations. Understand the key dates for filing returns and making any necessary payments.

4. Conduct a Financial Health Check Reconcile your accounts and conduct a financial health check. Look for any discrepancies or irregularities that may need attention. This proactive approach helps you identify and address issues before they become major headaches.

5. Plan for Tax Payments Estimate your tax liability for the year and plan for payments accordingly. This step prevents any last-minute financial stress and allows you to manage your cash flow more effectively.

6. Review and Adjust Financial Goals Reflect on your financial goals for the past year. How did you fare? Adjust goals if necessary and set new ones for the upcoming year. This ongoing evaluation ensures that your financial strategy stays aligned with your aspirations.

7. Connect with a Financial Advisor
Schedule a meeting with a financial advisor to seek advice on optimising your financial strategy. Discuss your financial performance, and any changes in your business or personal circumstances.


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