What your tax return tells you

Published: 4 Nov 2013

What your tax return tells you Fact Sheet

How much does your tax return tell you about your business?

One of the few legal obligations on a farm business is to have an annual tax return completed, so by default, tax returns remain the number one financial record of a farm business. However, as few farmers know how to read and use them, they are one of the most under-utilised resources in a farming business. Are you getting the most out of your tax return?

Key Points

  • If you do nothing else with your finances, at least understand what your tax return is telling you! 
  • Know what your tax return is not telling you! 
  • If you don’t understand your tax return, at least know what questions to ask your accountant.
  • If you want a better business, move your financial understanding beyond your tax return.

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