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The financial planning industry is awash in an alphabet soup of accreditations, certifications, designations and qualifications.
ONE in three Australians are choosing the do-it-yourself option at tax time and bypassing the need for an accountant to file their returns.
When starting up a new business, it's easy to get caught up in the marketing and sales aspects of the operation. Yet it's important to implement an organized accounting system right from the start, both to keep finances in line and to minimize confusion when tax deadlines roll around.

The dangers of DIY tax

Aug 03, 2014

MILLIONS of taxpayers who do their own tax returns are being warned to watch out for the traps that can be costly at this time of the year.
Do you drive for work purposes? Although in most cases you can't claim the expense of your daily commute on your taxes, if you use the car while performing your work duties you may have a valid deduction. It's worth taking a closer look at how and when you can deduct car-related expenses, in order to potentially save a bundle on transport.
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