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Accounting & Tax Tips For Personal Trainers

Motor vehicle – Using your own car? Take note of how much you use your car for work purposes – this could be for travel between clients, picking up supplies, heading to a seminar or anything directly business related.

Bootcamps – Running a bootcamp or training a client outside? Items related to training outside are also tax deductible – including sunglasses, sunscreen and hats.

Keep it clean – No matter how small your business is, set up a separate business bank account as soon as possible and have your clients pay into this account, and pay for all of your business expenses out of this account.

Uniforms – If your uniform has your/your employer’s logo on it then you can claim the cost of these uniforms as a business expense. Note that general items without a logo such a running shoes fall outside of this rule.

Invoice Reminders – In Xero, turn your automatic invoice reminders on. This takes the personal element out of debt collection, and allows Xero to chase up any late payers and overdue invoices.

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