Prepayments excluded from the prepayment rule

Some prepaid expenses are specifically excluded from the prepayment rules. You don’t have to apportion them and you can deduct them immediately, even if the expense does not meet the 12-month rule or you’re not a small business. The most common are for amounts of less than $1,000 and amounts required to be incurred by a court order or law of the Commonwealth, state or territory. An example is amounts that the law or a court order need you to pay, for example, registration of a vehicle.

Claiming small business tax deductions

Steps Progress

What are deductions and what can I claim?

5 mins

Accounting for private use of assets

9 mins

Expenses you can never deduct

1 mins

Expenses you can deduct over time

10 mins

Stock and asset records

5 mins

Expenses you can deduct immediately

5 mins

Other deductions records

1 mins

Motor vehicle deductions

4 mins

Motor vehicle deductions records

2 mins

Related courses

1 mins

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