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    Im a humble barista who, so far, at home has been using a stove-top percolator, and while it makes a nice brew, i am keen to extend my setup at home.
    I have been looking at getting a La Pavoni professional PRH (brass and wood) accompanied by a Mazzer mini.
    It would be much easier to justify this purchase if I was able to claim it back on tax.  Would this be possible/at all legal for a home use only machine?

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    Re: Claiming on tax..

    Originally posted by 6A6E7560736E010 link=1273976461/0#0 date=1273976461
    Im a humble barista who, so far, at home has been using a stove-top percolator, and while it makes a nice brew, i am keen to extend my setup at home.
    I have been looking at getting a La Pavoni professional PRH (brass and wood) accompanied by a Mazzer mini.
    It would be much easier to justify this purchase if I was able to claim it back on tax.  Would this be possible/at all legal for a home use only machine?
    One can only claim a tax deduction if you are running a
    1] Business
    2] Business from home
    3] home office
    4] have clients visit

    You get the idea
    Call your accountant or visit the ATO site for detailed info

    KK

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    • #3
      Re: Claiming on tax..

      I WISH!

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      • #4
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        Thanks heaps Kosmo,
        Ill check it out, im convinced theres a way around it.
        haha

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        • #5
          Re: Claiming on tax..

          Self education expenses used to be possible. But that has changed a lot since I last used it Do like I did buy a commercial machine and do a few external jobs so long as income doesnt exceed outgoings by to much your all good on the tax front and your gear is then deductible.

          BTW apart from the gauge I wouldnt bother with the extra volume of the PRH over the ERH (what I have) you wont be able to really use it. After 3 straight double shot coffees in a row the grouphead is running to hot. So even the last one of the 3 unless you turn it off while you grind and tamp the next one you can start to have a problem with getting a hot shot by number 3.

          Refilling is simple with the ERH just flick it off purge the boiler into a jug till the pressure is gone then I normally fill it with half boiled water from the kettle to avoid thermal shock and leave the PF out for 4 or 5 minutes to cool a bit before dropping it back in. If I am planning a large party I have the house wired for the 3 group 8-)

          If you really want the gauge and that is the reason to buy it then you can get the adaptor and bits from Orphan Espresso in the USA.

          As to hard to make a shot NO hard to get a good shot NO consistantly great shots YEP but using your hand for temp and brew control is part of the fun

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          • #6
            Re: Claiming on tax..

            beanflying, cheers for your advice, ive had experience with the pav and am aware of how quickly it heats haha.  i wasnt going so much for the boiler capacity, or the gauge, but more the brass + wood finish, and i have found that this is easier to source within aus, in the PRH.

            Correct me if im wrong :s but maybe im looking in the wrong place.
            (so far ive sourced the PRH for about $1400, which i am pretty happy with)


            [edit]
            Originally posted by 6E696D626A607565626B0C0 link=1273976461/4#4 date=1273988783
            Do like I did buy a commercial machine and do a few external jobs so long as income doesnt exceed outgoings by to much your all good on the tax front and your gear is then deductible.
            does this mean to say that i can buy my gear, take it to a few friends parties etc and as long as they pay me, its counted as work??
            sorry if my question is somewhat suited to the newbie tag under my name haha.[/edit]


            [edit]i also kinda like the sturdier look of the professional models larger boiler, imo it looks more proportionate, but at the end of the day, its going to pull the same shot for me every morning/arvo and the PRH may just be abit of a wank.[/edit]

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            • #7
              Re: Claiming on tax..

              Check with your accountant.

              You will probably need a GST number, reliable records, and a throughput exceeding $10,000 to be able to claim any tax advantages. Otherwise it just gets counted as a hobby!

              Greg

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              • #8
                Re: Claiming on tax..

                haha thanks Greg, I was beginning to think maybe this idea was too good to be true.
                I will deffs give my local, friendly tax man a call though.
                Something tells me I will be disappointed with the answer I get though.

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                • #9
                  Re: Claiming on tax..

                  $1400 for the PRH in Oz is a good price, I did see further down in another thread you have used one so all good Just trying to save you a few $$ Budget for a decent tamper too as the plastic one in the box is 2-3mm undersized  >.

                  Try here, one of the girls that works for me uses this for a market type business/hobby she does http://www.ato.gov.au/corporate/cont...t/00199712.htm But yeah education weddings parties anything you can to get a $$ back I reckon.

                  As to my tax write off we have done 30kg over 2 weekend jobs so income > material costs = profit = so I owe the ATO  

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                  • #10
                    Re: Claiming on tax..

                    Originally posted by 5354505F575D48585F56310 link=1273976461/8#8 date=1273992511
                    30kg over 2 weekend jobs
                    ~400 drinks a day!!! you have been busy! are you a righty or a lefty, post a pic of yourself so we can see the Arnold Schwarzenegger Arm ;D

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                    • #11
                      Re: Claiming on tax..

                      Originally posted by 44434748404A5F4F4841260 link=1273976461/8#8 date=1273992511
                      Budget for a decent tamper too as the plastic one in the box is 2-3mm undersized  >.
                      haha mate, im just about to produce my own beautiful brass and spotted gum custom personal tamper.

                      Originally posted by 44434748404A5F4F4841260 link=1273976461/8#8 date=1273992511
                      Try here, one of the girls that works for me uses this for a market type business/hobby she does http://www.ato.gov.au/corporate/cont...t/00199712.htm But yeah education weddings parties anything you can to get a $$ back I reckon.

                      As to my tax write off we have done 30kg over 2 weekend jobs so income > material costs = profit = so I owe the ATO  
                      Thanks mate, ill deffs check that out.  haha sux about that, but atleast youre getting some good business i guess :P

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                      • #12
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                        Getting OT here a bit. Grab a lump of "Aluminium Bronze" much tougher than Brass (close to mild steel in strength) mine had needed only just a wipe after a year of use http://coffeesnobs.com.au/YaBB.pl?num=1241086698/#17 to have a look.

                        As to my strong left arm I was OK but a few of the lightweight girls had a good workout with the big lever ;D

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                        • #13
                          Re: Claiming on tax..

                          Originally posted by 696E6A656D677262656C0B0 link=1273976461/11#11 date=1273997182
                          As to my strong left arm I was OK but a few of the lightweight girls had a good workout with the big lever ;D
                          ;D ;D


                          haha yea cheers for the heads up, ill check it out.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Claiming on tax..

                            Originally posted by 71555C5C5F5F6571554957553A0 link=1273976461/1#1 date=1273977710
                            Originally posted by 6A6E7560736E010 link=1273976461/0#0 date=1273976461
                             Would this be possible/at all legal for a home use only machine?
                            One can only claim a tax deduction if you are running a
                            1] Business
                            2] Business from home
                            3] home office
                            4] have clients visit

                            You get the idea
                            Call your accountant or visit the ATO site for detailed info

                            KK
                            I am an accountant (not a tax specialist but) and KK is pretty much 100% correct, if its for home use the answer is NO.



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                            • #15
                              Re: Claiming on tax..

                              haha alright cheers, think ill just bite the bullet and fork it out.

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