What Happens If You Overclaim on Tax?

It is always in your best interest to deduct the maximum amount your entitled, but deliberate attempts to overclaim can definitely attract harsh penalties from the ATO.

Up to 75% of the claim.

The ATO are cracking down on work-related expenses and rental claims as more and more people are working from home.

More people are overclaiming rental expenses, claims for cars, travel, internet and mobile phones.

Records should be kept for the following and remember by tax law you need to keep your tax receipts for 5 years.

These are the following plus always good to keep a electronic copy as paper receipts do tend to fade.

  • sales receipts
  • expense invoices
  • credit card statements
  • bank statements
  • employee records (wages, super, tax declarations, contracts)
  • vehicle records
  • lists of debtors and creditors
  • asset purchases.

Don’t overclaim on tax and if you are stuck what you can and cannot claim, please contact me direct on 0429 363 047.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

We are a full service, insourced Payroll and Bookkeeping business that puts money back in your pocket. Our team works like a full-time employee and part of your business when it comes to processing your Payroll and bookkeeping, but without the cost or other concerns full time employees bring.   When compared to a full-time employee, we give you all the benefits and more but save you around $60,000 a year in costs, makes good financial sense!!

Have you accessed your Superannuation during this COVID-19 Crisis?

For many business owners, both large and small, during the COVID-19 Crisis, many have accessed their Superannuation during the COVID-19 Crisis.

It has actually been a necessity for many to help them keep their cashflow going and keep the business and their staff afloat so they can continue.

Even though on both sides of parliament, they were not happy for the Government to allow the access of $10,000 in the current Financial Year and another $10,000 in the New Financial year to be accessible, but it truly has been a bonus for many businesses who are trying to keep staff on, keep stock coming in to sell and for others, just to purely survive.

If you are one of those businesses out there, you are not alone.

Personally, I do hope businesses are using that superannuation to good use and they are able to obtain a ROI if and when they access and use this money.

In the large scheme of things, we normally are never allowed to touch this money until retirement, but in the current economic climate we are in, I can see why the Government has allowed this and tax free too for those that have funds available to access and use.

Not that I am a financial planner, but if you have any questions relating to access to your superannuation or want to know more how you can use this money effectively and efficiently when it comes to Bookkeeping, then please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | Over 20 years Bookkeeping experience | Qualified BAS Agent
M: 0429 363 047

COVID-19 CRISIS What the banks are really offering!

So earlier in the week the reserve bank cut rates and banks are now looking at deferring loan repayments, including mortgages, waiving of merchant fees, overdraft fees etc.

So where will this leave an individual?

Though all banks are facing the same challenges with the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, we as a nation are still in a strong and stable financial system and though the economy is heading towards massive unemployment and a recession, the banks are at least providing assistance where it is needed in these trouble times.

At time of writing this blog post, changes are still being updated by the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Check out this link where the banks are offering consumers support during this time. https://www.nab.com.au/personal/customer-support/covid19-help/business-support

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | Over 20 years Bookkeeping experience | Qualified BAS Agent
M: 0429 363 047

Information about the Instant Asset Write off and what these changes mean to you


This link is really important, so a good one to read in more detail. But basically, in a nutshell the instant asset write-off threshold has been increased from $30,000 to $150,000 and expanded to include those businesses with an annual turnover of less than $500 million, up from 50 mil. It came into effect from 12 March 2020 until 30 June 2020.

The best way to apply is you need to check your business’s eligibility and ensure you apply the correct threshold amount as stated by the ATO.

Now, if you are totally confused about this or need assistance, then give me a call anytime on 0429 363 047, I’ll definitely be able to help you as I’m getting a number of calls from clients.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping
0429 363 047
Qualified BAS agent with over 20 years Bookkeeping experience


COVID-19 Crisis: Small businesses can defer loan repayments for 6 months

As of Monday 23rd March 2020, banks are allowing small-businesses to defer loan repayments for 6 months

This is a great incentive brought in by the Australian Banking Association and one of necessity.  

What that means is due to the COVID-19 virus the banks have allowed small businesses to defer any loan repayments for the next 6 months. This relief package is estimated to apply to $100 billion small business loans, but it will look at putting as much as $8 billion back into the economy.

This lifeline will provide small businesses the option of keeping their doors open to customers and keeping their staff in jobs, which is brilliant.

If you are a small business and have loan repayments, you can contact your bank as from Monday 23rd March to discuss the support package.

Small businesses are the backbone of Australia, due to the serious impact the COVID-19 will have on the economy, not only now but in months down the track, this will certainly bring relief to many small businesses in Australia.

Let me know if you have any questions about anything during this time, I am only a phone call away.

Maree Punzet
Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | Over 20 years Bookkeeping experience | Qualified BAS Agent
M: 0429 363 047