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According to the latest ATO Progress Report 10 there have been 4.37 million lucky taxpayers since 1 July 2011 who have received refunds totalling $10.24 billion. That is an average tax refund of $2,367!! For those that have been fortunate enough to receive it, Mr Taxman gives us ten smart places to use your refund.
Adrian Raftery, author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax – Legally!, looks at how much petrol and electricity has risen in the past 13 years compared to what you can claim in your tax return for work-related car and home office usage.

Don't Trust Everything

Jul 18, 2011

My wife and I purchased our former PPOR (in VIC) three years ago for $326,000 plus stamp duty and fees. We borrowed $250,000 to do this and used savings for the balance. On the loan we now owe $204,000. We have paid $27,700 in extra repayments (not in offset). After renos and market growth the house is now worth ...
The new financial year has arrived which comes with it the annual obligation to submit our income tax return by 31 October. For many of us, the process is as painful as having your teeth pulled but the rewards can be great. Adrian Raftery, author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax – Legally! shares with us eight common traps to avoid when doing your tax this year.
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) today released their Compliance Program 2011-12, a publication which outlines key focus areas attracting ATO attention for the coming year. Here are a few of the more interesting statistics coming out of that report together with comments from Mr Taxman himself, Adrian Raftery, author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally!
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  • "Does my accountant have access to my registered relationship eg: will they know who I am in a relationship with and since when? Al"

    By: al at Oct 31, 2019 6:43AM

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  • "Hi, I am a doctor and I am contracted to work at Hospital "A". I however rotate every 10 weeks in different hospitals for my work (say Hospital "B" a few months ago). Am I able to claim car travel..."

    By: Sam at Oct 30, 2019 5:54AM

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  • "I’m looking to do my tax return myself online this year, have previously used a tax agent. I’ve never given my spouses details before when using an agent. I do not live permanently with him, nor do..."

    By: Hannah Snelling at Oct 30, 2019 4:09AM

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  • "Hi Mr Tax Man, This tax year I will be over the threshold and will receive a HELP bill to pay. Problem is I am moving to a low employment area for family reasons and It could be some time before I am..."

    By: will at Oct 06, 2019 11:44PM

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

  • "I have a brought a brand new Toyota hilux sr5 in 2016.. I claim the car 100% for work use as I carry tools and soley own use for work purposes.. what is the deminishing value of the car per year??..."

    By: Mark at Aug 20, 2019 12:07PM

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