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The only constant about tax is change. Here are some of the tax changes coming into play from 1 July
The end of financial year is an anxious time for Australia’s small business owners bewildered by the complexity of tax reporting and stressed by the amount of paperwork involved, according to the latest American Express Tax Time Survey that I was involved in.
So just like Santa, the Taxman has made his list for 2011. This year the ATO will be paying close attention to claims from people employed in the following occupations ...
Tax Commissioner Michael D'Ascenzo this week warned directors of private companies about claiming deductions for directors fees where amounts may remain unpaid by the end of the following income year. The warning also serves as a timely reminder for any company director loan account issues that are outstanding prior to 30 June.
If you run a food service business such as a bakery, butcher, cafe, restaurant or catering and you take goods to feed your family for private use, the ATO requires you to deduct the private usage from your cost of goods sold.
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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 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..."

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  • "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??..."

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