Mr Taxman
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Sharing it with Australia, Mr Taxman is a regular Woman’s Day columist and TV finance commentator
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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.

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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.
The SFSS repayment calculator will help you determine the amount of your compulsory SFSS repayment for the 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 financial years.

Tags: Employers

It's a simple equation. Improving staff productivity is likely to boost the profitability of your business. So, what straightforward steps can you take to get more out of your people?
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  • "Hi. I came to Australia as a de-facto spouse. I have recently taken out a couples private health insurance policy for my partner and I and a reciprocal health care plan ontop for my partner only..."

    By: Lucy Howe at Aug 20, 2017 7:20AM

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    By: Jure at Aug 16, 2017 5:39AM

    Post: Marriage

  • "hi, i run a small business that is yet to turn a profit as my start up expenses were high. Is it possible to offset these losses against my husband income?"

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  • "I've paid my outstanding HECS debt so my balance is now $0. My question is......Is it a good idea to keep the HECS coming out so at tax time I get a large lump sum back OR cancel my HECS and receive..."

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    Post: Two important dates for those with HECS/HELP debts