Work related car expenses, depreciation on my professional library & use of my home office…I spent some time yesterday getting all my tax affairs in order, double checking that I had everything right before lodging my tax return for the year.
Most people I know dread the task of doing their tax but those same people really enjoy writing down any deductions they are allowed to claim.
I have never heard anyone whinge about the fact that they have too many deductions but I have heard heaps of people say that they think they pay too much tax!
A couple of years ago I was audited by the Tax Office, they checked everything that I had claimed for the previous couple of years and found everything to be in order. (Phew!)
I wasn’t really concerned because I had been careful and fair in reporting and in claims but it still was nice to know that everything was OK.
The one thing we all want to avoid is having a big debt at the end of the year, especially one that we cannot afford to pay! The Bible says that “We all have sinned” (Romans 3:23), that activity comes with wages: “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). This doesn’t sound so promising – but there is an option – something we can do about it!
Jesus gave His life to take our place – He is the ‘ultimate tax deduction’ for your life. If you give your life to Him you qualify for what He offers – Your sin removed and your life restored!
That’s the best offer you are going to hear today! Don’t leave it too long before you do your tax and don’t leave it too long before you do your business with the Lord!