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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!

Parental leave pay

Jun 17, 2011

There are two ways to administer new regulations ... the short way ... and the long way. To me this seems like the long way to go around things. From 1 July 2011, employers will be responsible for providing Parental Leave Pay to ...
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 ...

2011/12 fee schedule

Jun 15, 2011

If you would like one of Australia's leading tax experts and author of top-selling 101 Ways to Save Money on Your Tax - Legally!, then please be advised that my schedule of fees is as follows:
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