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Here are the acceptable amounts for the reasonable food component in the 2011-12 financial year in respect of Living Away From Home Allowances
In his fourth attempt, Wayne Swan delivered another tame, yet solid, Federal Budget for the nation this week. The $22.6 billion deficit is scary and is actually $12.3 billion more than what was expected due to lower tax revenue. But the Treasurer is predicting a return to surplus in two years' time. Good news.

Super co-contribution

May 05, 2011

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The term 'super co-contribution' should really be labelled as 'free money'! But it is surprising how few people actually take advantage of this great benefit.

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If you travel to inspect or maintain your property or collect the rent, you may be able to claim the costs of travelling as a deduction.

ATO data matching

May 05, 2011

Over the last five years, data matching has been a powerful tax compliance tool for the ATO. It has acted as a huge deterrent for taxpayers thinking about not disclosing all of their income.
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