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Laptop - for friends son (tax benefits?)

Discussion in 'Accounting, Tax & Legal' started by Property WA, 18th Jun, 2008.

  1. Property WA

    Property WA Active Member

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    Hi again,

    One for the accountants...

    A friend wants to buy his son (who's in year 11) a laptop that'll be used for school work. Is there any tax advantages in doing it before the end of FY?

    Or ways it could be worked so there is some tax advantages. The dads on around the 35-40% tax bracket.

    Thanks again! :)
     
  2. MattR

    MattR Well-Known Member

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    Under the Swansters budget from 1/4/08 new laptops need to be used for business/work purposes - so this is probably too late for your friend
     
  3. Property WA

    Property WA Active Member

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    Thanks Matt,

    I did notice something in the budget so I might look into it a bit more.