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Tags: Family

It may seem strange that an accountant would say that money is not important. But I was lucky in that I was never brought up to be materialistic.

Tags: Family

Here are multi-billion companies, with all the latest technology, smartest people, etc in the world. Yet when it comes to approving a piddly little loan, of say $10,000, for a good customer (with a great credit history and track record) that they can’t make a decision themselves UNLESS they have a letter from the customer's accountant saying what the purpose of the loan is.
Times are tough so every dollar saved counts. Last week I provided the first ten of my top twenty tax tips for this financial year. This week I now provide you with my Top Ten Tax Tips for 2009. Remember that tax planning should be 365 days per year not just one month. These strategies are just as useful on 1 July.
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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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  • "Hi Mr Taxman, I am married to my wife for 3 years now and it is the first time for us to lodge tax return in AU as we moved here in June 2016. I opened a personal bank account and deposited some..."

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

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  • "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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  • "Hi, not sure if this is travel or vehicle expenses..... Home is in town A - employer is located in town A (but I rarely work there). Get seconded for 12 months to town B (120km away) and other..."

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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..."

    By: Sophie at Jul 31, 2017 8:38AM

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