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From 1 July 2013, the private health insurance rebate will no longer be paid on any lifetime health cover loading applied to the cost of a private health insurance policy for lifetime health cover.

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The ATO today warned trustees of self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) to be cautious when investing in property.

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The only constant about tax is change. We all now about the new Carnon tax, but what other changes are coming up? Adrian Raftery, author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally! 2012-13 edition (Wrightbooks, June 2012, AU$24.95), provides us with some of the tax changes coming into play from 1 July.

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June 30 is rapidly approaching and it is time to do some urgent tax planning. Adrian Raftery, author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally! 2012-13 edition (Wrightbooks, June 2012, AU$24.95), gives us some excellent tips for you to action and maximise your tax refund this year.

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As announced in the recent Federal Budget, the Education Tax Refund has been abolished and will be replaced with the Schoolkids Bonus from January 2013. Instead of claiming the refund via the year-end tax return, it is estimated that over 1.2 million Australian families will receive the 2011/12 entitlement in full - $818 for each secondary school student and $409 for each primary school student. The payments will be made from 20 to 29 June 2012.
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  • "Hi, my wife and I have a SMSF and hold physical gold in the name of the super in a safe at home. Can I put in a CCTV system around the house for the security of the gold and claim the cost of the..."

    By: Wael at Feb 17, 2018 3:18AM

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  • "Hi, I have two properties, one is my home without mortgage and another is rental property has $300k mortgage. If I sell my home for $500k, and I used the money to buy shares, I move into my rental..."

    By: Tim Wong at Feb 05, 2018 9:30AM

    Post: Borrowing to buy shares

  • "Hi- I have been using a hire car for work purposes only as I do no have a car and I do not use it for private use. My employer does not give a car allowance but specify that travel is required as..."

    By: jodie at Feb 01, 2018 1:20AM

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  • "Hi mr taxman As I have not been over here in wa long and keep being told claim this claim that I would like to know what I can claim ok so I’m full time employed as a carpenter and need to carry..."

    By: Chris at Jan 30, 2018 10:15PM

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  • "I had a contract to work at a mine site some 1100ks from my house in Cairns for 6 months. Contract required me to live local. I worked 9 days on 5 off. Can I claim any milage for travel between the..."

    By: Mark at Jan 26, 2018 2:43AM

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