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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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  • "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..."

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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??..."

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

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