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Last week the Tax Commissioner Michael D'Ascenzo launched ‘100 People,’ an innovative online presentation that represents all the individual taxpayers in Australia as though they were one hundred people.

ATO data matching

May 05, 2011

Over the last five years, data matching has been a powerful tax compliance tool for the ATO. It has acted as a huge deterrent for taxpayers thinking about not disclosing all of their income.

ATO hit lists

May 05, 2011

Every year, based on an analysis of previous returns, the ATO issues a 'hit list' of occupations that will be targeted for close attention regarding work-related expenses.
A common, yet risky, investment strategy used by share investors has been to borrow money, usually via a margin loan, to buy shares.
Here is a rental property worksheet to assist you with the expenses that you need to include in your tax return
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  • "Nice article!"

    By: Gurung Ruper at Mar 20, 2019 3:45AM

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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."

    By: James at Jan 30, 2019 7:42AM

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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

    Post: Borrowing to buy shares

  • "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

    Post: Borrowing to buy shares