Suitable for: Anyone who is registered for GST and leases their car during the financial year
Tax Difficulty: Beginner
Airtax Experience: Anyone
Time to read: 1-2 minutes
Leasing cars and GST
If you lease a car, you can generally claim a GST credit for each lease instalment amounts paid in each period which included GST.
At the end of the lease, you may have to pay a residual payment to take ownership of the car. You might also be able claim a credit for the residual payment, provided the amount paid included GST. You also need to ensure you are only claiming the business use percentage of the lease expenses so that you do not claim GST credits on any personal use portion of the vehicle.
You input the lease instalment amount and the business use percentage in the Airtax BAS form under 'car hire'.
Start your BAS with Airtax today:
- Log in or sign up to Airtax
- Complete your BAS using our easy BAS form
- Alternatively, you can book a Business Assist call to speak with one of our specialists who can help you lodge your BAS confidently