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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101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax – Legally! is the Australian taxpayer’s essential guide to maximising returns. Comprehensively updated for 2017-2018, this indispensable resource explains all of the changes to the May 2017 budget to help you pay what you owe and not a penny more. You’ll find answers to common questions, tax traps to avoid and plenty of tips from Mr. Taxman himself that can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars!
Mr Taxman, aka Adrian Raftery, PHD, MBA, B.Bus, FCA, F Fin, FTIA, MAICD has over 25 years’ experience in providing accounting services and financial advice to businesses and individuals. We explore how he came to be named Best for Financial and Accountancy Advice – Australia in our prestigious 2017 Global Excellence Awards.
With dramatic changes to superannuation just 10 weeks away, family trusts are becoming more popular as the "next best" investment vehicle for those who have more to invest than the new super rules will allow. Financial advisers note a marked increase in clients wanting to set one up, either dismayed by how little they'll be able to get into super after July 1 or fed up with government changes to retirement savings.
Yesterday the Assistant Treasurer, Kelly O’Dwyer, released a statement on “progressing professional standards reforms”. Well, it’s progress of a sort – if progress can be defined as delaying something by several years.
CAPITAL gains tax is one of the most confusing and painful payments to hit your personal finances.
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  • "I work as a coach where I need my own ABN. Our location changes each week in which I have to travel to, can I claim these kms "

    By: Grace at Jan 31, 2019 1:41PM

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  • "Thanks for an informative blog. Its really helpful."

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  • "yes you can Peter. The key is demonstrating the original $400k was used to finance share purchases that you currently have."

    By: Mr Taxman at Jan 07, 2019 1:56AM

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  • "Hello, I have a line of credit financed against the farm for around 15 years. I only use it to trade shares. I claim all interest and costs, against my other income. The sale of shares including..."

    By: Peter at Jan 06, 2019 2:57AM

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  • "Can you claim interest expense at D8 if you have had no dividend income in the year, but have borrowed for shares "

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