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Setup & Activate Full Budget Tax Instalments

Set up Agrimaster's tax instalment tracking if the ATO requires your business to pay tax in instalments (for example quarter BAS or monthly BAS). Skip this step if your business pays taxes once at the end of the tax year. 

  1. Check the GST setup.
  2. Enter estimated usages in the Fuel Tax Rebate.
  3. Add Suspense Codes (temporary accounts to hold imported data before assigned to an Income or Expense type).
  4. Optional, enter the Instalment Tax interval (for quarterly or monthly payments).

To setup Full Budget Tax Instalments 

  1. Click the Home Page button.
  2. Click on Setup & Tools. 

  3. Click on Cashbook Setup. 

  4. Click on Tax. 

  5. Click on Setup Instalment Tax. 

  6. The Instalment Tax window will now appear. 


  7. In the Receipt Codes list, select the codes to be included as instalment income. Do this by clicking on each code to select (note: the click and drag function is not available).
  8. Select the Instalment Tax Return Period in months.
  9. Select the Instalment Tax Payment Code in which the calculated tax will be placed, for both budgets and the cashbook, for payments to the ATO (e.g. PAYG Income Tax).
  10. Click in the Activate Instalment Tax in Budgets checkbox.
  11. Click on Setup Budget Instalment Tax.
  12. In the Budget PAYG Installable Tax Setup window: 
    • First Year of 5 year period: Choose the year of the first budget in the series. 
    • Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5: Type the tax rate for each year. For example, if GST is raised in 2018 by 1%, type 11.00. 
    • The numbers are saved as soon as you click or Tab into the next box. 
  13. Click on the to cancel once completed. 
  14. Go to Instalment Tax Return Period and choose the months between tax instalments.
    • For example, select 3 months for a quarterly tax instalment. 
    • If needed, click on Income types added to the ATO’s instalment worksheet. Click again to deselect items that are not included in the tax instalment calculations. 
    • Changes are saved automatically as you click on another item in the window 
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  15. Click on the to cancel. You will be returned to Agrimaster home page.

Next Steps To Build A Budget 

The Budget settings are now activated. The next groups of activities are: 

  • Create the Enterprise Worksheet Groups specific to your business (such as sheep, cropping).
  •  Optionally, use the Grain Income Calculator tool to work with grain loans and harvest income.
  • Add data to the Fixed Costs and Assets & Liabilities Worksheets.
  • Assemble a new Full Budget.
  •  Run reports to review the value of the business. Uncover opportunities to make money and to save money. Compare the expected profit and expenses with actual financial activity.
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