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I’ve spoken on several occasions about the benefits of using a log book to track your vehicle’s expenses and usage. By maintaining a record of capital costs, upkeep and other outlays you can claim your vehicle as a tax deduction. Many of you have been concerned about the change and what it means for you – below are eight answers to your most common questions.
Tax changes announced by the government could have an impact on Australian car production, warn industry insiders. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd confirmed that the existing carbon tax would be removed; replaced with a separate emissions trading scheme. This would reduce the current carbon tax from $25 a tonne to only $6 per tonne. To make up for the $4 billion in revenue lost by the cut in the carbon tax, Rudd's government proposes to reform an existing 20% fringe benefits tax for cars. It's expected that this could have a serious impact on new car sales as a result.
The only constant about tax is change. Adrian Raftery, author of 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally! 2013-14 edition (Wrightbooks, June 2013, AU$24.95), provides us with some of the tax changes coming into play from 1 July.
Australian workers waste an estimated 71 million hours on office technology problems each year costing businesses in excess of $1.1 billion according to latest small business research commissioned by Dick Smith.
Reader question: I am in the process of buying some land and constructing an investment property in my name. Cost will be 470k when ready. It will be available for residing in 10 months’ time. The loan is an investment loan in my name only. Can I move in the house for say 1-2 weeks without changing it to ...
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  • "Currently voided but that may change in the future...."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 24, 2017 9:03PM

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

  • "Provided you stay under the repayment threshold & you an Australian tax resident, it will continue to accumulate (adjusted for CPI each year). Currently there is no ability for the government to take..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 24, 2017 9:02PM

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

  • "Yes you will get that extra tax back when you lodge your return provided you are under the repayment threshold. Consider it a forced form of saving. Please note that for some 2nd jobs, the tax being..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 24, 2017 8:58PM

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

  • "Technically no as you are filling out your TFN declaration in good faith that it is accurate that you don't have a HECS debt. If you don't happen to have any extra tax being deducted & you don't make..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 24, 2017 8:56PM

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

  • "It will depend on what your taxable income is - if you are over the repayment threshold level https://www.ato.gov.au/Rates/HELP,-TSL-and-SFSS-repayment-thresholds-and-rates/ then some of your extr..."

    By: Mr Taxman at Mar 24, 2017 8:53PM

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