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  • What you need

    When using the app or calculating your benchmark manually, you need details about your business.

    Use this checklist to get your information ready.

    Checklist of what you need


    Examples of information that you need

    Gross business income

    Sales records, which can include:  

    • tax invoices for goods and services provided  
    • sales invoices, vouchers or receipts
    • cash register tapes, credit card statements
    • bank deposit books and account statements 

    Salary and wages

    • Your salary or wages
    • Your employees' salaries or wages
    • Payments to associates

    Include superannuation for each.


    Depending on method used – Cents per kilometre or logbook method


    • Credit card
    • Overdraft


    • Statements of purchases from suppliers or tax invoices
    • Contractors/labour hire
    • Purchase or expense records, such as cheque butts, bank account and credit card statements 
    • Records of Goods taken for own use

    Cost of sales

    The cost of anything produced, manufactured, acquired or purchased, for either:

    • manufacture  
    • sale or exchange in deriving the gross proceeds
    • earnings of the business.

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    Last modified: 11 Mar 2020QC 47936