Claiming a tax deduction for website costs

Monday, February 29, 2016 | Eva Pettifor |

Claiming a tax deduction for website costs

If you incur expenses developing a new business website (or maintaining your existing business website), you may be able to claim some of these costs as a deduction in your Australian tax return.

If you're a small business with a turnover of less than $2 million, you can choose to use the simplified depreciation rules. You can also claim an outright deduction for some ongoing expenses associated with running and maintaining your website in the income year the expense is incurred. Some examples include domain name registration fees and web hosting, service plan costs.

For the latest details, please see the Australian Taxation Office website and seek the advice of your accountant.



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