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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.
GROUP certificates and tax statements have now arrived but many people are still trying to find a good accountant to help them sort out their annual tax return.
The Tax Office is reportedly hunting down Australians who hide income derived from Uber and Airbnb.
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.
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  • "Held > $500k in US$, whilst non resident. Came under AUS residency in 2014, and transferred funds in 2016. There is an exchange rate benefit of > $100k. Is this a CGT event, thus I can..."

    By: Cafa at Oct 23, 2016 10:15AM

    Post: Foreign currency trading

  • "Hi Mr Taxman- this one is a little complicated. I am an Aussie citizen resident in the UAE and have a forex trading account operating in South Africa and financed from the UAE. If I repatriate funds..."

    By: Tim Birmingham at Oct 22, 2016 5:05PM

    Post: Foreign currency trading

  • "Hi, My husband and I just separated. We still have the home together that I live in. Now I am looking to buy an investment property however my ex says that it effects his taxable income. I am not..."

    By: Karena at Oct 20, 2016 12:15AM

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  • "Hi Mr taxman. I heard that if you move to your investment property to live for 6 months, that property will become residential. And that you can get away with paying tax when you sell the house. I've..."

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