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Christmas saving ideas

Nov 30, 2010

We all enjoy the joy of giving at Christmas time but seem to pay for it in January once the credit card bill comes in. Here a few timely tips to save money this festive season.

Paid parental leave

Nov 23, 2010

Tags: ChildrenFamily

From 1 January 2011, eligible working parents of children born or adopted after that date may get the government-funded Paid Parental Leave Pay to help them care for a new baby. The pay is for up to 18 weeks at the minimum wage (currently $570).
Many people decide to start their own business because they think it is a great alternative to having to work for someone else. Some even think it is the next step in the evolution for one to go from rags to riches. However, some people think that engaging in such is a piece of pie. There are many myths that exist, deceiving people into starting their business with unreasonable expectations.

Tags: Family

Where self education expenses are not deductable
There is a whole raft of government benefits that families can, and should, access. Here is a list that you could be claiming.
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  • "Hello, I got married overseas in December 2016, My wife is still overseas. She doesnt work and i have provided her sustenance from here. Can I claim deduction on partner ? Thanks"

    By: SK at Jun 24, 2017 8:48AM

    Post: Marriage

  • "Hi there, I am non resident and just bought a property in Perth. Property price was $800k, Australian bank had lent me $200k against the property, and rest $600k I have loaned from my bank in UK..."

    By: Nick at Jun 16, 2017 12:00AM

    Post: Buying property as non-resident

  • "Hi there, I have an enquiry regarding CGT please. My son purchased a house nearly six years ago (6 years this December 2017) When he purchased he lived in it for 8 months but then he decided he..."

    By: maree at Jun 15, 2017 11:45PM

    Post: Little known ways to reduce capital gains tax on your investment property

  • "I have a similar situation. I live overseas but visit Australia and am an Australian resident for tax purposes. I am marrying an American who also lives overseas. I have a property in Australia so it..."

    By: Bron at Jun 14, 2017 7:32AM

    Post: Marriage

  • "I have recently got a job as a contract sales consultant and spend a lot of time on the road, but they don't offer a car allowance, I pay for all exspenses on a flat hourly rate."

    By: Sandy at Jun 13, 2017 10:26AM

    Post: Claiming car expenses