Do you have a website for your business?
If you have a business website, or are planning to set one up, you can claim a number of your website costs back as a tax deduction. Some of the costs you may be eligible to claim for include:
- buying server hardware
- buying or developing software
- website hosting fees.
You can even claim running costs, such as website hosting fees, straight away.
When can I claim?
When you can claim your set-up costs can change depending on when you start (or started) trading.
If you’ve already started trade, any set-up costs you’ve made prior to starting are deductible over five years.
A number of set-up costs after the start of trade are also deductible:
- Amounts under $1,000 are deductible straight away.
- Amounts over $1,000 are deductible over four years.
Check out the examples the Tax Office has put together of the types of claims you can make and to discover what other business deductions you might be able to claim.
What to do…
Visit the Taxation site to learn more about tax and your business.
Check out Online business to find out more about the internet and your business.
DBK Module 2 covers how to build your website