Did you know that you can make a submission NOW on line via the Treasury website for the 2017-18 Australian federal Budget? Budget Day is Tuesday 9 May 2017. You need to make your pre-Budget submission by Thursday 19 JANUARY 2017. Here is the link you need: http://www.treasury.gov.au/ConsultationsandReviews/Consultations/2016/2017-Prebudget-submissions. See 'make a submission' on the top right. You may wish to submit that the Government seek to make the Small Business Instant Asset Write-Off an ongoing feature of the Australian income tax system or at least extend it by three years. The Small Business Instant Asset Write-Off gives small business operators (including Uber drivers) the option of claiming capital purchases (for example, cars) of up to $20,000 as an outright deduction rather claiming over several years. Under current legislation, the option of claiming the outright deduction ends on 30 June 2017. Removing or extending the cut-off date would be welcome news to many Uber drivers and other small business operators. It would help with cash-flow and reduce impediments to drivers regularly updating cars and other capital purchases. Why don't you make a quick submission in the next few days?