Tips for keeping good records

11th Jun 2019

Good record keeping is critical to business success

Tips for keeping good records:

  • Keep all business records including income, expenses, bank and other goods and services tax (GST) records for five years (although some records need to be kept longer)
  • Records must contain enough information to calculate and support amounts claimed on activity statements and tax returns.
  • Business records need to include all cash, online, EFTPOS, bank statements, credit and debit card transactions.
  • Check the tax invoices received for purchases that include GST are valid.
  • Keep records that show when business purchases were used for private purposes – this will help work out the business portion that can be claimed as a deduction.
  • Keep business records separate from personal records to avoid confusion.
  • Take pictures of paper receipts to avoid faded records.
  • Store a copy of all records electronically and have a backup system in place, where possible.
  • If changes were made to the record keeping software used during the year, check that all information transferred over correctly.

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