Tax minimisation

The right tax minimisation strategies benefit your business all year round and take the stress out of tax time.

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Expert tax minimisation advice

Paying less tax is about more than just making deductions. We take a holistic view of your business so you can minimise your payable tax for the long term.

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At Liston Newton Advisory, we take pride in helping business owners get more out of their hard work. Our downloadable guides can give you an in-depth look at strategies and technologies that will help your business grow.

  • Discover tax strategies and business structures available to you
  • Understand and apply new business management technology
  • Get in touch with us for information tailored to your business

How we help you

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A wealth of experience

We have over 40 years of experience and we work diligently every day. You can rest assured you're in safe hands for tax compliance.

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Full range of services

We provide a full range of financial services, including year-round accounting, tax planning, and tax compliance.

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Long-term client partnerships

Effective financial services require an understanding of your business and goals. We're with you on the journey for the long-term.

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Leading industry innovation

Staying up to date is essential for tax compliance. We take the time to fully understand any changes in tax policy so you can get the full benefits.

Our tax minimisation experts

At Liston Newton Advisory, our aim is to help you minimise the amount of tax you pay, and make sure there aren’t any nasty surprises waiting for you in the new financial year.

Our tax minimisation experts are here to help with your business needs and determine the most effective tax minimisation strategies for both your business and your personal situation.

Kieran Liston, Director | Adviser

Meet our tax compliance experts

We have worked with Liston Newton's Accountancy and Advisory Team for over a decade. During that time, our business has grown substantially both organically and through purchases. This wouldn’t have been possible without Liston Newton Advisory to assist with our business planning, providing proactive advice and ensuring our accounts were always compliant in a complex and volatile industry.
Karsten Horne
CEO, Reho Travel
Liston Newton's Accountants analysed our financial and business situation and helped us implement strategies to improve our position. Their strategies turned our business from making a loss, to recording a 6-month net profit of 36 per cent. And we are now on track to show a 240 per cent increase in turnover over the next financial year.
Lisa Clarke
SL Constructions
Liston Newton helped us move our accounting over to Xero. Their Accountant managed the set up and training so we felt comfortable with the software. We now have all our processes streamlined which gives us improved visibility of our business performance. This has allowed us to open 2 more stores without a significant increase in administration effort.
Peter Luskan
Pandora

Our method for minimising your tax

At Liston Newton, we know that no two businesses are the same. So we help you and your business get ready for the end of the financial year with robust tax minimisation strategies.

It’s all about taking a proactive approach to your tax planning. We help you focus on tailored short and long-term tax minimisation to ensure you make smarter choices, all year round.

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Get expert tax minimisation strategies to help your business thrive.

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Reducing your tax isn't just for the end of the financial year.

Through effective planning, we'll help you minimise your tax for the long term.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the most effective way to minimise tax?

Long term tax planning is the most effective way to minimise your tax, and requires a combination of strategies to maximise your savings.

A key part of long term tax planning is making sure you have the right structure in place for your business and personal assets.  There can be a large difference in the amount of tax you pay if you choose to run your business as a sole trader, a trust or a company.  

On top of this, it's also important to plan where your personal assets are held, where you invest your money, and ensure you take advantage of strategies such as negative gearing and making personal superannuation contributions.

Click here to read about our five most popular tax minimisation strategies.

How can superannuation help me minimise tax?

Your superannuation contributions are tax-deductible; they reduce the overall profits in your business and taxable income in your name.  

As a business owner, you can contribute directly from your business and claim a tax deduction as a business expense.  Alternatively, you can make personal super contributions and claim the tax deduction in your personal tax return.

You also get generous tax benefits, including:

  • If you're under 60, any income you earn in your super is taxed at a reduced rate of 15%, and capital gains are taxed at just 10%.
  • If you retire after age 60, you won't pay any tax on the income from your super, on any capital gains, or the money you take out of super.

Click here to read about how you can use superannuation to pay less tax.

Which tax deductions are best for minimising tax?

Income tax deductions are a great way to minimise the amount of tax your business is required to pay. We consider this short-term tax planning, as you can make these decisions within the financial year.

There are some effective tax minimisation strategies you can put in place now that will help reduce your tax burden come 30 June. These include:

  • Contributing more to your super
  • Bringing forward next year's expenses
  • Distributing your income in a more effective manner
  • Making large (necessary) asset purchases now, rather than waiting
  • Delaying invoices to the next financial year

However, tax deductions are just one part of the tax minimisation puzzle. By utilising both smart short-term and long-term tax planning, you can ensure your tax bill is always kept as low as possible.

Click here to read our checklist of tax tips and deductions to help you round out your financial year.

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