He’s a not-so-typical bartender and musician from the Gold Coast. And he uses POP to max his tax back.


Tell us about your work, Seb

“I tend bar in a few different little speak-easies around Burleigh Heads and Surfers Paradise. I also play guitar in a couple of different bands. One is a covers act, and I do that strictly for the cash. But I’m also in a band that only does originals, and that’s really my passion.”

Come tax-time, what used to go through your brain?

“Mainly how I could get it done, dusted and over with. Tax used to be the last thing I wanted to spend time on. It still is, really. I’m just smarter about it now.”

Is that because you started using POP to file your tax return?

“Yeah, basically. Once POP showed me all the different things I could claim working behind bars, it made all the difference to the size of my tax return and my hip pocket.”

How did POP’s intuitive Max-Deductibles system work for you as a bartender and part-time professional musician?

“It just made knowing what I could claim really simple and streamlined. Y’know, everything from my uniform, dry cleaning, my mixology courses, the books I buy on cocktails and other inspirational material, travel, meals, etc. I could go on. Even my music stuff is a whole other kettle of fish. I can also claim on that, because it’s a side-business, too.”

Would you recommend POP to other hospitality workers like yourself?

“Most def. It was simple to use. It processed my tax return really quickly. It cost me heaps less than getting an accountant or using some of the other online joints that say they’ll do your tax, but then don’t do it as well or as creatively. And it scored me a tasty tax return, bigger than any I’ve had in yonks.”

Are you a bartender like Seb? Would you like to know:

– The most common tax deductions that someone in your line of work can claim?

– How much tradies can successfully claim for each of their deductions?

– A foolproof checklist of everything you’ll need ready for POP to max your tax back?