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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.
The Commonwealth Bank has moved to tighten up the education standards of its financial planners, in a pre-emptive move to get changes in place ahead of likely formal obligations down the track.
BUMPER returns on retirement savings have delivered double-digit growth for fund members but making slight tweaks to accounts can also help add thousands of dollars to your balance.
SELF-MANAGED super funds have slammed proposals to cap the amount wealthy investors can accumulate in the tax-advantaged funds at $2.5 million.
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