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30 June is rapidly approaching and it is time to do some urgent tax planning. Dr Adrian Raftery, a senior lecturer in tax, financial planning and superannuation at Deakin University and author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally! 2016-2017 edition (Wrightbooks, June 2016, AU$24.95), gives some excellent tips for you to action and maximise your tax refund this year.
HANDBAGS, make-up, guard dogs and garden gnomes are among the deductions that may help deliver Australians a handy tax refund in the next couple of months.


The Office of State Revenue (OSR) is currently undertaking a series of Payroll Tax Awareness Programs as part of our commitment to improve customer service.
THEY say there are only two certainties in life — deaths and taxes. But when it comes to tax time, some things may be less certain and you can’t always bank on a refund.
With the end of the financial year looming, it pays to get your paperwork in order to make the most of deductions and benefits.
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  • "Hi, I am starting a new job on a farm with the same employment agency. Is it considering as the same employer? Can I claim travel expenses as a tax deduction? Thanks"

    By: Oceane at Jul 28, 2016 11:41AM

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  • "I receive atravel allowance rolled into my gross (not shown on PAYG) This is part of my EBA. I drive to & from work only. Some of the other boys say their accountant is claiming ALL their milage as..."

    By: Kaz at Jul 26, 2016 10:30AM

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  • "Just trying to understand I lodge my tax return online using etax. I also included my wife details and mentioned her gross income. Now does she also also need to goto her own etax and do the same?..."

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  • "I separated from my husband during the 15/16 tax year. We owned a rental property for a portion of the same year. He has all the documentation from the rental and is refusing to share it or the..."

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