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Yesterday the Assistant Treasurer, Kelly O’Dwyer, released a statement on “progressing professional standards reforms”. Well, it’s progress of a sort – if progress can be defined as delaying something by several years.
When Kylie met Amee they became BFFs, but neither foresaw the tragedies that would test their friendship and lead one to make the priceless offer: "I'll carry your baby".
You may have heard recently that you can claim your handbag on your tax bill. Like many others who have called their accountants in the past month, it may have prompted you to ask "what else can I claim this year?"
The bottom line with negative gearing is that your investment is making a loss, and those banking on windfalls down the track are playing a risky game, writes Andrew Robertson.
While other 70-year-olds may be planning exotic cruises or luxurious overseas holidays, state government veterinarian Colin McQueen continues to clock in at the Ararat export abattoir as he works to pay off the last of the three homes he bought in Melbourne's inner northern suburbs for his adult children. But he is far from bitter. Read more: Follow us: @FinancialReview on Twitter | financialreview on Facebook
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  • "Hi, I'm a sole trader with a home business and claim the logbook method for vehicle use. I am in the middle of recording 12 weeks travel and am wondering if the kilometres in taking the car to the..."

    By: Tom at May 28, 2016 8:56AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "If you are going staright to Site B from home (despite going past site A), this would be considered private travel & not deductible. If however you stop off at Site A from time to time, then the..."

    By: Mr Taxman at May 26, 2016 1:29AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "The issue is whether you travel to work ... or travel for work ... sounds like the latter except for when you drop your daughter off to school as that is private travel"

    By: Mr Taxman at May 26, 2016 1:28AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses

  • "I am sorry to hear that he lost his job Sue. Unfortunately he probably has earnt too much in the 2015/16 year already for any benefits to potentially receive. So it would be the matter of checking..."

    By: Mr Taxman at May 26, 2016 1:21AM

    Post: Marriage

  • "Hi, my husband lost his job just before easter and has been financially dependent on me, because he doesn't qualify for any centrelink benefits. Can I claim any type of offset for him this year?"

    By: Sue at May 25, 2016 12:36AM

    Post: Marriage